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Zurigo
Zurigo
Zurigo

Zurigo

Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser

Montérégie


Semi-soft

M.F. : 15% Moisture : 47%

This semi-soft, uncooked, pressed cheese is surface-ripened for over 6 weeks and made with pasteurized milk. Its rind is washed and rubbed in brine, which gives it an orangey colour lightly covered with a white bloom. It has a smooth and creamy texture and is dotted with small holes (eyes) throughout. Its milky, slightly acidic aroma and buttery taste vary from mild to strong depending on the age of the cheese. This low-fat cheese is perfect with an amber beer or a fruity, vibrant wine.

Its name, Zurigo, is Italian for Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city. Fritz Kaiser founded the namesake cheese maker in Noyan, in the Richelieu valley, in 1981, after emigrating from Switzerland.

Zurigo is available from the cheese maker, at specialty cheese shops and in some supermarkets. 

Awards and distinctions

2016 World Cheese Awards bronze medal winner, Reduced Fat Hard Pressed Cheese class.

2016 British Empire Cheese Show 1st prize winner, Light Cheese class.


Accompaniments

Fruity and light

These lighter wines are known for their simple fruity scents, their refreshing quality and their subtle tannins. They should be enjoyed in their youth.

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Fruity and vibrant

These dry wines have a fruity, floral nose while offering a certain richness on the palate. Their acidity gives them a pleasant liveliness.

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