Sbrinz is considered the "Father of Hard Cheeses." It first received its international legal protection for its making in 1957. This raw milk cheese comes in large 90-pound wheels and, while similar to Parmigiano Reggiano, Sbrinz is made with whole milk rather than skimmed milk. This gives this magnificent cheese a smoother, nuttier and deeper flavor. Sbrinz can age gracefully for eight years or more, giving the cheese an increasingly graceful and expansive flavor profile with a fine granular texture. Sbrinz is a marvelous pairing partner for Champagne, as well as many wines ranging from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir.