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Different types of cheeses in the Grossarltal culinary region
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08.45 to 16.00

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08.45 to 16.15

End of March until season's end

08.45 to 16.30
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Start winter season: 2nd december 2016
Pistes to the valley are open. The lifts and slopes to dorfgastein are also open!

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“GenussRegion” – Grossarltal Hill-Farm Cheese
GenussRegion Austria

Cheese has been produced in Grossarltal, both in the valley and, in summer, at mountain huts, for longer than anyone can remember. Every farmer has his or her own secret recipe for making their favorite varieties. Whether sour cheese, very typical for Grossarltal, sweet and semi-soft cheeses in all variations, cheese in oil or cream cheese – in other words, in Grossarltal you will encounter every type of cheese imaginable.

Events "GenussRegion"
20.05.2017: "Kasloab-Ziachn" and GenussKäseFest on the Loosbühelalm
17.09.20176: "GenussHüttenFest" on the Loosbühelalm
Making Sour Cheese

Sour cheese (known here as “Sauakas”) is a typical specialty of Grossarltal in Salzburg, produced only in this valley as well as at some 40 hill farms. It is a special type of grey cheese, made without use of rennet or other coagulants or maturing agents.

How it’s made:
Skimmed milk is collected and allowed to stand until it turns sour. The milk coagulates, the curd collects at the top. Afterwards, the curd is heated to 45 – 55°C, the exact temperature varying from producer to producer. The next morning, the curd is removed and pressed into a special porous wooden vessel lined with a linen cloth, allowing as much of the liquid to be removed as possible. This dry curd is then seasoned with salt, pepper and a mix of other secret spices.

Then, the curd is pressed into a container, lined again with linen. A number of holes have been drilled into the container to allow even more fluid to drain off. After 1 ½ - 2 days, the cheese is removed and placed in the cellar to ripen. After 4 – 6 weeks, the cheese is ready to enjoy, eaten with bread and lots of butter, since the cheese is on the dry side. That said, the cheese also tastes outstanding with vinegar, oil and onion.

The cheese keeps for as much as one year, though it becomes harder and harder over time. The hotter the milk is heated, the faster the cheese matures. However, a cheese that has ripened faster (2 – 3 weeks) must also be eaten sooner and is not suitable for lengthier storage.

Sour cheese as it ripens
Sour Cheese "Sauakas"
Austria’s “GenussRegions"
GenussRegion Grossarltal Hill-Farm Cheese

Austria’s GENUSSREGIONS are culinary regions that boast a unique interplay of local food traditions that make eating an absolute joy. These regions are not only about outstanding regionally produced and processed foods, but also embody a wonderful mix of nature and a rich cultural tradition.

Products from the GenussRegionen guarantee a traceable origin, absolute safety and high quality standards, along with a taste that is quite unique.

Participating GenussRegionen are active supporters of sustainable food production, so that consumers can enjoy specialty products of unsurpassed quality.

GenussRegion “Grossarltal Hill-Farm Cheese”
Different types of cheese from GenussRegion Austria

In Grossarltal, too, foods are produced of unsurpassed quality and distinctive flavor. Ample reason, then, for us to become a participating partner of GENUSSREGION AUSTRIA. Our contribution since 28.01.2014: GROSSARLTAL HILL-FARM CHEESE.

You simply have to taste for yourself just how delicious these home-produced specialty cheeses really are.

Producers

Producers in GenussRegion Grossarltal Hill-Farm Cheese

Doris and Martin Aichhorn Tel.: +43 (0) 664 / 1290458 Bauernladenstüberl
Elisabeth und Hubert Gruber Tel.: +43 (0) 664 / 3517118 Gut Grub and Schiedstein
Anna and Josef Kreuzer Tel.: +43 (0) 664 / 7868717 Bio-Hofkäserei Kreuzer / Mitterhub
Johann Rohrmoser Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 408 Klausbauer and Loosbühelalm
Become a friend of the GenussRegion
So, have you become a fan of Grossarltal Hill-Farm Cheese? And do you love cheese in general? If so, we invite you to become our friend! 

Your benefits as a friend of GenussRegion Grossarltal Hill-Farm Cheese: 
  • Golden GENUSSREGION AUSTRIA pin
  • Cookbook "Österreich kocht - die Genuss Wirte des Jahres empfehlen” valued at € 24.99

  • Exclusive invitation to a surprise event in our culinary region
Participating restaurants
Participating restaurants in Grossarltal
Hotel Alte Post Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 207  www.altepost.cc
Hotel Edelweiss Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 300  www.edelweiss-grossarl.com
Hotel Großarlerhof Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 8384  www.grossarlerhof.at
Hotel Lammwirt Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 400  www.lammwirt.at
Hotel Nesslerhof Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 81200  www.nesslerhof.at
Hotel Tauernhof Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 264  www.tauernhof.com
Business partners
Business partners of GenussRegion Grossarltal Hill-Farm Cheese
Spar Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 8808  www.kopriva-grossarl.at
Delicious specialties
Delicious snacks including Grossarltal hill-farm cheese
GenussRegion Österreich