Before a wheel of cheese can move from our factory in Brunico to the supermarket, it has a long journey ahead of it passing through various phases. After the fresh cow's milk has been collected from our farmers, it must first be prepared, i.e. filtered and pasteurized. Lactic acid bacteria and rennet are then added to ensure that the milk coagulates. In the next step, the cheese curd is cut and then heated before being pressed into its intended shape. After that, the wheel is immersed in a brine bath, which not only promotes the formation of the rind, but also influences its aroma. The last step is the ripening process, during which, through rest and intensive care by our cheesemakers, it can develop its unique flavor.
So much for the short version. In detail, however, there is much more behind the individual phases of cheesemaking.