Käselaib «Der scharfe Maxx»

«Der scharfe Maxx»

tangy and melts in the mouth

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«Der scharfe Maxx»

Spirited and tangy – «Der scharfe Maxx» will take your palate by storm. The cheese wheels are stored in a specially air-conditioned cellar for five months. During this maturation period the cheese develops a variety of characteristic aromas to captivate your taste buds. This cheese dares to be more rebellious than any other in Switzerland. Despite its forward nature, «Der scharfe Maxx» has been winning medals at the World Cheese Awards for years. Discover its unique taste and temptingly subtle texture on your tongue!


  • maturation period circa 5 months
  • tangy, melts in the mouth
  • produced with Swiss raw milk

Semi-hard Swiss cheese / minimum 58% fat in dry matter / the rind is formed using a natural smear ripening process

Energy 1840 kJ (440 kcal)
Fat 39.0g
of which saturates 23.0g
Carbohydrate < 0.1g
of which sugars 0.0g
Protein 23.0g
Salt 1.75g
Net quantity wheel approx. 6-7kg, cheese round with a 30cm diameter, 8-10cm in depth
Aufgeschnittene Käsestücke Der scharfe Maxx auf einem Säbel.
Fact sheet «Der scharfe Maxx»

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This cheese is available in the following variations

Der scharfe Maxx in Portionen in der Packung
«Der scharfe Maxx» portion

«Der scharfe Maxx», available in portion sizes in the refrigerated section. Semi-hard Swiss cheese produced using fresh raw milk, tangy and melt-in-the-mouth. Already vacuum-packed into portions to make it a breeze to buy and enjoy.

«Der scharfe Maxx» Bio portion

«Der scharfe Maxx» Bio, available in portion sizes in the refrigerated section. Semi-hard Swiss cheese produced using fresh bio raw milk, tangy and melt-in-the-mouth. Already vacuum-packed into portions to make it a breeze to buy and enjoy.

Der scharfe Maxx in Scheiben in der Verpackung
«Der scharfe Maxx» sliced cheese

«Der scharfe Maxx» slices. Perfect for your burger or sandwich. Semi-hard Swiss cheese, produced using fresh raw milk. Tangy and melt-in-the-mouth. The handy 150g pack contains individual cheese slices.

Der scharfe Maxx Fondue in der Verpackung
«Der scharfe Maxx» fondue

«Der scharfe Maxx» fondue, fresh and ready to go – an ultra-tangy and creamy cheese indulgence enriched with apple wine and mellow whiskey.

Der scharfe Maxx Grillkäse in der Packung, Food-Fotografie
«Der scharfe Maxx» Grill cheese

The crispy, flavorful grilled cheese with real cheese flavor that doesn't squeak. The grilled cheese is suitable for preparation on the grill or in the pan. Fried to a crispy golden brown, it tastes wonderful with salads, grilled vegetables or as an aperitif. Packaged in 2x 70g portions.

“Hello, our family loves ‘Scharfer Maxx’ – on bread, toasted, in a risotto, grated, etc. For many years, however, it was a cheese I would walk past and ignore! All because of its name. Some cheese is so spicy that it burns your mouth, which I strongly dislike. That’s exactly what I expected from ‘Scharfer Maxx’, on account of its name and the large amount of red (= hot) on the packaging. Up until the point when I tried some from the cheeseboard. (I.M.)“

Schweizer Sternekoch Christian Kuchler, der ein Stück «Der scharfe Maxx» in der Hand hält.
What do Michelin-starred chef Christian Kuchler and “Der scharfe Maxx” have in common?

Brand ambassador Christian Kuchler is a big fan of “Der scharfe Maxx”. Watch his video message here.

What do the customers say about «Der scharfe Maxx»?

We put this question to a large number of keen cheese eaters. “Not really sharp at all, but wonderfully tangy and creamy,” – the words of one cheese fan for example. Ultimately, though, there isn’t only one right answer to the question of what «Der scharfe Maxx» tastes like, but many. The best solution? Taste «Der scharfe Maxx» for yourself.

Star chef meets master cheese maker for a cheese aperitif

Thurgau's top chef Christian Kuchler and Studer's master cheese maker Marcel Meier met for a relaxed exchange. We summarized the amusing conversation, which was also about who is actually "hot" now, in a short video. Have fun and a good smile.

«Schäfli»-style sausage salad

Wurstsalat nach «Schäfli»-Art mit Käse Der scharfe Maxx

Sweetbreads with spinach

Kalbsmilken mit Spinat

Egg surprise

Ei Surprise

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Brioche mit Trüffel, Käserezept von Christian Kuchler
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«Der scharfe Maxx» website

«Der scharfe Maxx» has so much to say about itself and its brothers that it has its own website.

Käsestück Alter Schweizer auf Holzbrett vor einem grossen Käselaib.
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