Tilsiter was invented by Dutch immigrants in what was then the East Prussian town of Tilsit, now Sovetsk in the Kaliningrad area of Russia. Today the cheese is widely copied, particularly in Germany. In the east of the country it is also called Tollenser. The traditional shape is a large wheel, but the cheese is now increasingly made in large rectangular blocks, which are more convenient for machine slicing. The cheese is creamy yellow inside, with a scattering of holes. The texture is very elastic and springy but quite moist. It is mild with a hint of sharpness.
Pasteurised cow’s milk, salt, starter, rennet, colour (E160a).
Fat in dry matter : min. 45%
Fat absolut : ca. 27%
In the Netherlands, labelling usually indicates the fat content in the dry matter: this remains the same as the cheese ages, while the absolute fat content increases because riper cheese contains less moisture.
Product range of Vepo Cheese
We supply Tilsiter cheese in catering blocks, sliced, grated, diced, as salad cheese and in cheese portions.
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