Fior Delle Alpi
The Swiss Alps are famous for crisp mountain air, high peaks, and skiing. Each year, people from around the world flock to the Alps for world-class winter skiing. From these same Swiss Alps comes Trader Joe’s Fior Delle Alpi cheese—and yes, it’s as excellent as the skiing!
Fior Delle Alpi translates to “Flower of the Alps,” a name fitting for our March spotlight cheese. Hidden in a black rind, this raw milk cheese is made by hand at a small mountain dairy. The cows are free to roam and graze on mountainsides covered in grasses and wild herbs, and these herbs are vital to the intense flavor of this cheese. And this is no mild cheese—it boasts rich, bold flavors and a faintly sweet finish with a smooth, slightly firm texture.
The bold flavors of Fior Delle Alpi can be harnessed and enhanced in many ways—its slightly-softer-than-cheddar texture makes it versatile—but we like it best on its own. What better way to let this award-winning cheese’s full flavors shine? Serve sliced with a glass of Caretaker Pinot Noir for the full effect.
You’ll find random-weight pieces (roughly eight ounces) of Trader Joe’s Fior Delle Alpi for $10.99 per pound, but only during the month of March, after which the Flower of the Alps will return to its alpine origins.
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Unpasteurized Part-Skim Milk, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet.