CHALLERHOCKER / Chas & Co. / Switzerland / Raw Cow / Firm
CHALLERHOCKER / Chas & Co. / Switzerland / Raw Cow / Firm


Regular price$39.99

Richly nutty with notes of caramel, sweet roasted onion, and meat stock, this savory cheese is almost an entire meal in itself! Aged 10 months. (PRICE PER POUND) 

A Perfect Pairing

Embrace the complex depths of Challerhocker with generous spoons of Apple & Onion Jam, slices of Finocchiona, and a sturdy ale or (cider).

Looking for more like this?

Try 1655 Gruyere or 1605 Manchego

The Full Wheel
Swiss-made Challerhocker, pronounced "holler-hocker," which means "sitting in the cellar” (which is exactly what it does for 10-12 months). Created by Walter Rass, the master cheesemaker at Käserei Tufertschwil in the canton of Saint-Gallen, Switzerland, Challerhocker is a twist on traditional Swiss cheese  – representative of a new generation in innovative Swiss cheesemaking. Originally founded in 1896, Walter’s father, also a cheesemaker, bought the dairy in 1987. After much tinkering with the recipe and aging process, Rass perfected the recipe for Challerhocker, and it was released in 2003 to rave reviews! Made from thermalized (gently warmed) milk, washed in brine & spices, and aged to perfection for a minimum of 10-12 months, it develops a dense & smooth texture. The frequent brine-washing & extended aging period foster complex, nuanced flavors, and a richesse that sets it apart from other Swiss cheeses. Aromas reminiscent of roasting peanuts, caramelized garlic, brown butter and simmering cream invite, with a lingering smooth finish. This savory cheese really is an entire meal in itself!

Just The Facts

Cheese Style Firm
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Raw
Rennet Type Traditional
Country Switzerland
Weight 1lb, 0.5lb

This is a sample of what we offer in our Austin Flagship store at 4220 Duval St., Austin, TX 78751.

Because of the artisanal nature of these products, we do not guarantee inventory of specific products and as such we limit online orders to Gift boxes and cheese and charcuterie trays.

Call 512-531-9610 and press 4 to reach the Duval retail team. You can ask the cheesemonger what we have in stock and even place an order over the phone.

Our selection of cheese, jams, crackers, chocolates, honey and meat are ever expanding and adapting based on season. If you are looking for something specific, give us a call at 512-531-9610 and press 4 to reach our Retail Shop to speak with a a cheesemonger about our current selections.

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