Founded in 1868, Kaserei Kramershause was originally a traditional producer of Emmentaler. In 1993, the kaserei was purchased by Walter and Christa Zaugg who found it increasingly difficult to compete solely in the Emmentaler market.
While reading a history of the cheese, Walter learned that Emmentaler was at one point transported in beer barrels via riverboats in order to avoid tax collectors. He was inspired to experiment with the idea of washing a cheese in beer. During his experimentations he found that when he not only washed the cheese in the beer, but also rubbed the rind with hops, that the cheese’s character totally changed. Thus was born Flösserkäse.
This cheese is a raw cow’s milk cheese with a bright orange rind dotted with hops. It is an aromatic cheese with a smooth ivory to light yellow colored paste that has a smooth texture with a nice snap when bitten into. Its flavor is complex with roasted peanut and floral notes.
Flösserkäse pairs very well with ales and a most white wines. It can also be paired successfully with medium-bodied red wines. It is great when served with darker honeys, such as buckwheat honey.