Alp cheese recipes

The Swissmilk recipe database contains a whole host of recipes featuring alp cheese – simply enter the keyword “Alpkäse” to find them.  

Swissmilk alp cheese recipes


Alp cheese salad

Ingredients for 4 people

3 tbsp herbal vinegar
2 tsp mustard
Salt, pepper
5 tbsp rapeseed oil

Mix all the ingredients together to make a salad dressing.

300 g semi-hard or hard alp cheese, e.g. young Berner Alpkäse AOP, cut into cubes
1 medium stick of celery, trimmed, sliced
2–3 cervelats, skinned, cut in half lengthways, sliced
1–2 red apples, prepared, cut into quarters, sliced
1 red onion, finely sliced

Add to the dressing and mix. Serve in a bowl or arrange on plates.


Swiss-style spicy macaroni

Ingredients for 4 people

1.2 l milk
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
Nutmeg, paprika, salt
1 clove of garlic, sliced
1/2 red peperoncino, sliced into rings, deseeded if necessary
500 g waxy potatoes, peeled, cut into sticks
400 g carrots, peeled, cut into sticks
200 g pasta, e.g. macaroni
150 g alp cheese, grated
3–4 tbsp chives, finely cut, to garnish

Boil the milk and all the other ingredients up to and including the peperoncino. Add the potatoes, carrots and pasta. Stirring frequently, cook for 12 to 15 minutes without a lid until almost soft. Most of the liquid should be absorbed.

Just before serving, add the cheese and sprinkle with chives.

Tip: serve with fried cubes of bacon or roasted onion rings and apple purée.