Creamy Lion Cheese from Thurgau Joie de vivre is a taste

A creamy, semi-hard cheese, tangy but tender, melting in the tradition of semi-hard cheeses from Eastern Switzerland.

Ideal as a dessert cheese, for hot and cold cuisine and for savoury raclette.

Awards (5)

International Cheese Awards Nantwich Gold
Nantwich International Cheese Show 2021: Gold certificate
World Cheese Championchip
World Championships 2019: World Champion all categories
International Cheese Awards Nantwich Gold
Nantwich International Cheese Show 2019: Gold certificate
World Cheese Awards - Gold
World Cheese Award 2019: Gold certificate
World Cheese Awards - Bronze certificate
World Cheese Award 2019: Bronze certificate
Cremiger Thurgauer Löwen Käse
Affineur Walo mit cremigen Thurgauer Löwen Käse
Kühe im Stall
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
Kalb in Kamera
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
cremiger Thugauer Löwenkäse
Cremiger Löwenkäse aus dem Thurgau
cremige Löwenkäse aus dem Thurgau
Cremiger Löwenkäse aus dem Thurgau

Where cows graze leisurely on lush pastures

Joie de vivre has been stirred into this cheese, because Creamy Lion Cheese from Thurgau is used for moments when that’s exactly what it’s all about. At a raclette evening with friends, where the conversation is so good that wine alone cannot express what you are feeling at the moment.

Or at a picnic on the summit after an idyllic climb through shady valleys and green mountain meadows.

A few years ago, I was looking for a cheese that would convey the joie de vivre of the mountains with its taste. Creamy and tasty. Just a cheese with character.

I set out and crossed Switzerland, but I didn’t find one that triggered this feeling of liveliness in me. And so I was about to give up.

By chance, I passed through a typical Thurgau village with lush pastures, leisurely grazing cows and large, mighty half-timbered farmhouses.

Everything here was humming with life. I said to myself that it must be possible to produce this creamy, strong and tasty cheese in this area.

Suddenly I recognized the village and remembered that a cheesemaker lived here. A short time later, I was standing on his farm. A dog greeted me joyfully, and soon his five children were also in front of me. Joie de vivre? That was here!

After a long search, I also found the cheesemaker. We discussed my ideas, and he was immediately enthusiastic.

It took a few tries until the cheese was exactly as I imagined it, but about a year ago we made it. After four months of ageing, the cheese was finally perfect – creamy, flavourful, and full of character.

Such a cheese can only be made in this unique region. When I saw the coat of arms with the two golden lions, I knew that this was the real Creamy Lion Cheese from Thurgau, which awakens the joy of life in the mountains with every bite.

Auszeichnungen (5)

International Cheese Awards Nantwich Gold
Cremiger Löwenkäse aus dem Thurgau, Lebensfreude ist ein Geschmack: 2021 Nantwich International Cheese Show-Gold certificate
World Cheese Championchip
Cremiger Löwenkäse aus dem Thurgau: 2019 World Championships-World Champion all categories
International Cheese Awards Nantwich Gold
Cremiger Löwenkäse aus dem Thurgau: 2019 Nantwich International Cheese Show-Gold certificate
World Cheese Awards - Gold
Cremiger Löwenkäse aus dem Thurgau: 2019 World Cheese Award-Gold certificate
World Cheese Awards - Bronze certificate
Cremiger Löwenkäse aus dem Thurgau: 2019 World Cheese Award-Bronze certificate
Region Eastern Switzerland
Type Semi-hard cheese
Unit/Size
  • Round 30 cm x 7 cm, 7 Kg
  • Square 30 x 30 x 7 cm, 7kg 40 wheels
  • Pallete (carton 35 x 35 x 10 cm)
Milk Raw milk from cow
Rind smeared, dry, light brown
Texture yellow white, sometimes small holes, smooth, flexible
Taste gentle smooth, creamy with a lion hart
Ingredients milk, salt, rennet, natural starter cultures
Affinage 4 - 5 Month
Rennet microbiell

Physical composition

per 100 gram

Energy 400 kcal
Dry matter 61 g
Protein 22 g
Water 39 g
Fat in dry matter ≥55 %
Fat in total 33 g
Saturated fatty acids 21 g
Trans fat 1,5 g
Salt 1,5 g

Microbiological analysis

Coliform < 10 / g
E coli < 10 / g
Staph. (coagualase positive) < 100 / g
Salmonella none in / 25 g
Listeria none in / 25 g
Mould < 1000 / g
Antioxidants none
Antibiotics and hormones none

Allergens

The product contains no allergens except for milk and milk derivatives.

Lactose free (less than 0.1 g / 100g)

 

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Walo von Mühlenen AG
Postfach 295
3186 Düdingen
Switzerland
E-Mail: hc.olawrueniffa@ofni

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