Abertam cheese

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Abertam
Country of origin Czech Republic
Source of milk Ewes
Texture Hard
Fat content 45%
Aging time 2 months

Abertam is a traditional Czech farmhouse hard cheese made from sheep milk. It has the shape of an irregular ball with thin yellow to orange natural rind. It is used as a table cheese or for melting.

Abertam is made in Karlovy Vary, the famous spa town. The natural pastures of this mountainous part of Bohemia provide the sheep with a rich diet that is revealed in the robust flavour of the hard pressed cheese. The cheese ripens in two months.