Historical Background

 
 
 

 
 

The origins of Sbrinz AOP can be traced back to the 16th century.
In those days, cheese was gathered in Brienz for transport to Italy by mule.
One of these was the cheese that would later gain the name Sbrinz based on the Italian name “lo sbrinzo“. Although the transport routes may have changed, the cheese is still produced to the same traditional method handed down through the generations.

 

Alfred Roth – Sbrinz and other mountain cheeses of Switzerland (in German)