Legendary award winning artisan cheese from Switzerland.
Von Mühlenen’s Gruyere is legendary, and they remain the only Swiss cheese manufacturer to have ever won both “The Best Swiss Cheese & Supreme Champion Overseas“ title at Nantwich. Their Gruyere is one of the few cheeses that is still made in the traditional natural cheese aging caves in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is produced the traditional way in small local village dairies, without additives, using only pure raw milk, natural cultures and rennet.
Von Muhlenen’s Cave Aged Gruyere is one of our most popular cheeses, and for good reason. This cheese is extra special, because only the best wheels of Gruyere are chosen to be carefully aged for an extra 3 to 5 months to perfection. It has a fine texture which is slightly granular and crunchy texture due to the crystallization of the milk proteins. It boasts a full, rounded, and slightly salty flavour. This cheese is great with many different styles of wine and beer, and is also an amazing cooking cheese. One taste and you can almost hear Julie Andrews singing about it on a hillside!
SIZE: 100g, unsliced
ABOUT BENTON BROTHERS FINE CHEESE
Engineer brothers turned cheesemongers, specializing in Artisan Cheese!
As the name suggests, this company is owned and operated by two brothers, Jonah and Andrew Benton. Both brothers studied engineering before falling in love with the cheese business. After Andrew graduated, he was looking for a job in his new field and his Dad suggested looking for another job in the meantime. Andrew ended up taking a position at a cheese shop (which his Dad approved of, thinking of the possibility of cheese discounts). As Andrew’s passion for cheese grew, he shared it with his brother, Jonah, who had been working as an Engineer for a couple years, and the rest is history.
After about a decade working in the cheese industry in Alberta and Ontario they relocated to Vancouver and started Benton Brothers Fine Cheese in 2007. They sell the highest quality artisan cheese from Canada and around the world. You will find these cheeses are often more complex in flavour as they are made by skilled cheesemakers with age-old recipes and without machinery. With the Brothers’ passion for all things food, wine, and cheese, it’s no wonder Benton Brother’s is a mainstay of the Granville Island Community.