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Culinary culture in Zillertal

Our “Graukäse” is the star on your plate

It is the best possible advertisement for the culinary culture in Zillertal. We proudly present: three ways to serve “Graukäse” (grey cheese) as a visual treat which you can cook for yourself.

An ancient recipe which produces a tasty and delicate dish. Since the Middle Ages, Zillertal grey cheese has been made by hand from hay milk. Always the same – but different each time. The star in Zillertal’s culinary heaven owes its aromatic flavour to a ripening period of several weeks. Whatever people may say, it embodies the philosophy of Zillertal: highest enjoyment!

The valley cuisine fascinates visitors with its refined combination of traditional and modern elements featuring regional products. This is the essence of Zillertal in its most tasty form – on your plate in mountain huts or in excellent catering businesses. Now, let’s get back to the grey cheese. Its secret is easy to uncover for anyone who tries. In the “Zillertaler Heumilch Sennerei” in Fügen, visitors can experience the transparent production process at first hand – from the raw hay milk right through to the refined product.

And, what’s more: You will also find an impressive museum here which guarantees deep insights into the history of cheese manufacture! If you want to find out more, just take a look at the three easy-to-cook grey cheese recipes on the next pages. Enjoy your meal!

Images and text: Kevin Ilse
Zillertal magazine Winter 2018/19


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