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HORNKÄSE

HORNKÄSE

MILK: thermized COW’S MILK
CATEGORY: Semi-Hard
FAT CONTENT: F.i.Tr. 50%
AGE: 5 months
PRODUCERS:  DEMTER Dairy Farmer South and Hofkäserei Kraus
REGION: Allgäu (BY)
COUNTRY: Germany
NOTE: An atomic bomb of flavor, rich creaminess and clear notes of hay shine through at first. A strong umami flavor then takes over, notes of truffles and mushrooms coating the mouth.

Hornkäse is a special project from cheesemaker Albert Kraus. Unlike his other cheeses, milk for Hornkäse does not come from his brother’s neighboring farm, but rather a co-op of biodynamic farmers raising herds of horned cows. Choosing to leave the horns on their animals not only shows a priority towards animal welfare, but also helps to improve the quality and flavor of the milk they produce.

In working with this milk, Albert is able to produce a different profile of cheese than he has been known for. Hornkäse receives the same wash as Alex, a mixture of Elderflower cordial and ash from burnt hay.


Sandra & Andreas Aufmuth recently took over his family’s organic farm in the Allgau. His father converted the farm to biodynamic practices in the early 1990’s

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Ingredients
cow's MILK: salt, starter cultures, natural rennet
Nutrition factsExpression per 100 g
Energy value1733 kJ/ 418 kcal
Fat35 g
of which saturates25 g
Carbohydrate0.1 g
of which sugars0.1 g
Protein25.56 g
Salt1.9 g
**Reference intake of an average adult (8 400 kJ/2 000 kcal)

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