Appenzeller takes its name from the name of the canton where the cheese was first produced.
The cheese originates in the north-eastern Swiss canton of the Appenzell near the Liechtenstein border but, today is also made in the canton of St Gallen (which is a siege of a special authority protecting a genuity of Appenzell).
Appenzeller is sold in three varieties
"Classic". Aged 3-4 months (Silver label)
"Surchoix". Aged 4-6 months(Gold label)
"Extra". Aged 6+ months (Black label)
||6 month +
||firm, open and smooth
fruity, spicy, tangy