Bettelmatt is a rare alpine cow's milk cheese made in the Val Formazza, in upper Piemonte. Cheesemaker Gabriele grew up helping his family make alpine cheese, and took over operations from his grandfather along with his father. He uses milk from 100 local cows, including 9 of his own. He makes about 1,300 wheels each summer when the cows graze in the alpine pastures of the Toggia/Regina Alp, near the border with Switzerland at an elevation of about 7800 ft. above sea level. Our cheese is aged a minimum of three months and has a beautiful golden paste and a rustic natural rind. Bettelmatt smells of wine and ripe fruit, and its flavor is extremely complex with many layers, including flowers, wild herbs, butter, and hard boiled egg. A unique, limited production cheese that is sure to delight alpine cheese lovers. Preorder only.