The health benefits!
Did you know that L'Etivaz AOP is a cheese rich in omega 3 and lactose-free?
L'Etivaz AOP contains a proportion of omega 3 that is currently
recommended for our health! In fact, the alpine milk contained in
L'Etivaz AOP has a high nutritional value which is due to the
botanical diversity that constitutes the diet of the cows on the mountain pastures.
L'Etivaz AOP also has the particularity of being lactose-free, because during the
cheese making the lactose present is entirely transformed into lactic acid and
other substances by lactic acid bacteria. All cheese lovers who are unfortunately
lactose intolerant can therefore eat L'Etivaz AOP!
The aromas of mountains sublimated by a wood fire
L’Etivaz AOP is a hard alpine cheese made in small production centres between 10 May and 10 October from local raw milk. More than 2,800 cows grazing on some 130 alpine pastures located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 2,000 metres, daily produce rich milk with a flowery bloom which is heated solely in copper cauldrons over a wood fire. The long ripening process brings out the rich, powerful aromas which come from the large amounts of herbs of which the cows have eaten their fill.
An alpine cheese par excellence, L’Etivaz AOP meets precise and exacting specifications. Each year, around 430 tonnes of L’Etivaz AOP, i.e. 16,000 wheels, find their way to display counters both in Switzerland and abroad.