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Cheese of the Week - Prättigauer

This amazing Swiss alpine cow's milk cheese is like a Gruyère on speed. From the notable affineur Rolf Beeler (who is the man responsible for former Cheese of the Week Hoch Ybrig), Prättigauer has a natural brown rind and a dense but smooth paste scattered with small eye-holes. It is less sweet than other alpine cheeses, but much more complex and nutty. I imagine it would pair well with a rich, dark beer.

I purchased this cheese at Bierkraft in Park Slope, Brooklyn. They are most famous for their gigantic selection of fine domestic and imported beers, but they also have an extensive cheese counter, as well as prepared salads, breads, chocolates, and charcuterie. Check them out if you're in the neighborhood.

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