Alpine Cheeses

One of the more distinctive features of alpine cheeses is the size of the wheels. Not all of them, but many, are exceedingly large. Due to the size of the wheels they are able to do something called corrections. Sometimes when the cheese is aging it will form cracks and you can detect these cracks by banging on the wheel and listening. The sound of the banging will change when there is a crack present. If there are cracks near the edge of the wheel they can carve into it and scoop out the cracked area, thereby correcting it and salvaging the rest of the wheel. Continue reading