In the Emmental
Affinage in the Emmental
the last cheese warehouse in what once was the capital of cheesemaking
In 2005 the Gourmino cheesemakers decided to buy the traditional Jost warehouse. It is the last remaining cheese warehouse in the former capital of cheesemaking Langnau in the Emmental with a history of cheese dating back to the 1700’s.
This purchase meant security for us back then. Since then we could store cheese and were no longer forced to sell it young and directly from the dairies.
Developing affinage competence
becoming an affinage specialist
Initially thought as a storage facility, we have developed our affinage expertise over the years. Since almost every Gourmino employee is also a master cheesemaker, the team enjoyed maturing the cheeses longer and individually. Only with increasing age and professional care and attention the individual character of a cheese starts to develop. This is a competence that distinguishes us and one that we are constantly developing.
logistic hub and affinage in the area of origin
In Langnau we have 4 basement floors with different climate zones. The dry storage area is used for the affinage of young Emmentaler, in the wet storage area we age smeared cheeses and matured Emmentaler specialties.
Only the best cheeses are used for long affinage and are therefore usually brought to our Reichenbach site. An exception is Gotthelf Emmentaler AOP. The only Slow Food-certified Emmentaler AOP is washed and turned by hand throughout its affinage process in its region of origin – Emmental.
an impression of the cheese world
Would you like to visit the cheese warehouse? Gaby Kaufmann from the Erlebnisverlag will gladly organize a guided tour for you. You will get an insight into the world of cheese and learn many exciting details about Emmentaler, Le Gruyère and its affinage.
For refreshment, there will be a fine cheese aperitif after the tour, where you can taste our cheese. Also games and fun are possible.
Further information at
Erlebnisverlag Gaby Kaufmann
firstname.lastname@example.org / 078 765 70 41