After tasting a soft to semi firm cheese it's best to move on to a stronger, bolder and nuttier flavor. Cheeses listed in the 12 - 3 category are hard mountain cheeses, long-aged cheddars, and mild wash rind ("Stinky") cheeses.
Pair the cheeses in this category with Red Wine, Ales, and Lambic Beers.
After you are done selecting from this category move on to a cheese with a bigger presence like a classic blue cheese or an assertive wash rind from the 3 - 6 category or return to the CheeseClock page for more information.
Hoch Ybrig is a mountain cheese made from cow's milk in Canton Schwyz, Switzerland, during the summer months. It is in the Alpage family of cheeses, developing its unique character from being washed in a white wine brine.