Origin: Weiz, Austria
Cheese type: soft cheese sheep milk
Odour: white mushroom, cream
Flavour: sweet and sheepy
Aromas: grassy, brioche
Hansi Baumgartner is a well-known cheese affineur and founder of Degust, a renowned producer of cheese specialities based in South Tyrol. The name Degust is an abbreviation for "Degustation", which already indicates Hansi Baumgartner's goal: He wants to offer his customers a special taste experience.
Hansi Baumgartner has been working in the cheese industry since the 1980s and during this time he has acquired a broad knowledge of the production and ripening of cheese. In his products, he combines traditional craftsmanship with innovative methods and relies on high-quality raw materials and gentle processing. He places particular emphasis on close cooperation with regional cheese dairies and farmers in order to produce products of the highest quality and authenticity.
The Degust range includes a wide selection of cheese specialities South Tyrol and other regions of Italy. mild cheeses to strong and spicy varieties, there is something for every taste. Particularly well-known are Hansi Baumgartner's affinage specialities, where he matures the cheeses under optimal conditions, allowing their full aroma to unfold.
With Degust and Hansi Baumgartner, the focus is on unique cheese specialities South Tyrol and the highest quality in production and processing.
To dive into the world of the cheese, to enjoy great moments in society or to give a nice surprise: a DEGUSTation is an ideal opportunity. Let yourselves be carried away in a wonderful world of pleasure by the fanciful created cheese specialities the affineur and cheese pope's Hansi Baumgartner. The arrangement of the DEGUSTation is new every time and it's a surprise. With attached info sheet the order of tasting the single specialities is exactly explained. The DEGUSTation for 2 persons contains at least 4 different cheese types with a total weight of approx. 700 gr. and the fitting chutney(s).
Cut cheese bovine milk, Appearance: deep brown bark, Smell: intensely, Taste and aroma: spicy - intensely salty - whisky barrel, Consistency and structure: compactly - crumbly, Maturation: approx. 60 days in empty whisky barrel
The white mold cheese tastes like the forest after a rain. This is due to the local larch needles, with which every single loaf is matured at the Eggemoa farm.
Cut cheese bovine milk, Appearance: wrapped in hay the high mountains, Aroma: intense and seasoned with hay, Flavour: hay and nuts, Consistency: very soft, Maturation: 2 months in barrique
Cut cheese bovine milk, Appearance: rind covered with pomace, Aroma: nutty - chocolate, Flavour: intensive - spicy, Consistency: brittle, Maturation: 15-24 months