Appenzeller cheese is a hard cow’s milk cheese from the Appenzell region of Switzerland. It has a distinctive tangy, slightly fruity flavor which pairs well with fresh fruit, some wines, and other cheeses. Like many heritage cheeses, Appenzeller cheese has a appellation of controlled origin, meaning that only cheese made in a particular way by certain producers can be labeled Appenzeller cheese. What makes Appenzeller cheese highly unique is the brine solution, which includes a mixture of herbs and spices. These saturate the cheese, lending it a distinct and unusual flavor. In addition, the cheese is regularly washed in wine or cider while it cures, adding a fruitiness to the cheese as well.