Scharfe Maxx’s Taste
Free from the pressure against experimentation and innovation, the Studer family created this Appenzeller-esque gem, a nutty, oniony, bacony cheese with a delightful capacity for melting. During production, cream is added to the milk, so Scharfe Maxx is extra-rich and extra-yummy.
Serving Scharfe Maxx
Another versatile cheese that’s at home on a cheese board as well as in a number of baked dishes; use in lieu of Gruyere for a richer, creamier, funkier flavor. Don’t afraid to pair with big bold wines and beers. Or branch out into that sour you’ve been eyeing!
How Scharfe Maxx is Made
Scharfe Maxx is a firmer washed rind cheese hailing from the Swiss Alps. The Studer family of Thurgau has been making cheese for three generations. Scharfe Maxx was developed as the family’s response to the collapse of the Swiss Cheese Union, a government agency that subsidized and controlled all cheese production in Switzerland.