Vollfett-Halbhartkäse, aus thermisierter Milch
Aroma: milky, mild
Flavour: mild, more aromatic with age
Texture: elastic, firmer with age, a few small holes
Ripening period: 60 - 120 days
Comments: Gottardo is produced in the show dairy in Airolo. This mountain cheese is aged naturally, i.e. it is stored and left to ripen in a suitable climate (moisture and temperature) in the Saint-Gotthard Massif without any additional treatment. As a result of the ageing process, Gottardo has a characteristic aroma that sets it apart from other cheeses. The pleasant, relatively soft texture and aromatic flavour make Gottardo a very popular cheese for consumers of all ages and for all occasions.