Herbert Walcher sen., with Steirerkas cheese in front of his cheese dairy at Walcheralm, Ramsau am Dachstein | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm


Whether fine-mild or strongly spicy, Styria provides for hearty cheese enjoyment. The top cheese manufacturers include the Obersteirische Molkerei, Almenland Stollenkäse, Hofkäserei Aichstern, Krennmilch, Milchhof Wurzinger, Bio Hofkäserei Deutschmann and the enjoyment region Ennstaler Steirerkas.

While the Murtal Steirerkäs is a firm cooking cheese that is made from specially matured low-fat curd cheese and refined with caraway and pepper, the Ennstaller Steirerkas, made from cow, sheep and goat's milk, is eaten in crumbled form. But they both provide the finest enjoyment with little fat on crisp black bread with farmer's butter. For those who prefer hard cheese, you will delight at the Styrian award-winning Erzherzog Johann [Archduke Johann] cheese, which matures for at least twelve weeks and has a spicy savoury aroma. The cheese products of Almenland Stollenkäse, are unique in Styria. In fact, they are matured in a mountain tunnel. Having received multiple international awards, any cheese is worth trying. There are many other types of cheese to try in Styria. The Schau-Bio-Hofkäserei Deutschmann or the Fromagerie zur Riegersburg invite you to stop by and get to know the comprehensive range of Styrian cheeses, including tours and tastings.