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Gallus, Passion is a taste

Hard cheese, matured for 12 months. The name comes from the saint of the city of St Gallen. Strong and spicy, a mixture of semi-hard and hard cheese.

Awards (15)

International Cheese Awards Nantwich Bronze
Nantwich International Cheese Show 2021: Bronze certificate
World Cheese Championchip
World Championships 2019: World Champion all categories
International Cheese Awards Nantwich Gold
Nantwich International Cheese Show 2019: Gold certificate
Default Award Icon
World Cheese Award 2019: World Champion of all categories
World Cheese Awards - Super Gold
World Cheese Award 2019: Super Gold certificate
Gallus Käse aus St Gallen
Gallus Käse aus St Gallen

A saint for your cheese counter

The secret ingredient for this cheese is passion. Because Gallus makes unforgettable moments when time stands still. Like the time you forgot the name of that dish in the restaurant because you could only see the eyes of your companion. Or those moments when you are completely devoted to your hobby and almost only need something on the side to recapture your soul.

In 2010, I was looking for a cheese dairy that made raw milk cheese. It had to be a cheese with an exceptional taste, made from the best milk by a cheesemaker who loves his craft.

Thanks to our 150-year family tradition and my experience, I know many cheese dairies; often we had been working together for generations. But I knew it would be a long and time-consuming search. My father and I started looking all over Switzerland. We were both about to give up when chance led me to a cheese dairy in eastern Switzerland.

The cheesemaker had just taken over the dairy from his father and was in the process of developing new cheeses. We sat down and he presented me with his ideas and showed me two types of cheese, one of which was to be a hard cheese named after the saint of the city of St Gallen.

It took a few tries until the cheese was perfect, but in 2012 the time had come. Gallus was born – a hard cheese, spicy, strong with the typical character of the cheese of eastern Switzerland.

Only our passion for this project brought us Gallus: a cheese that underlines special moments and does justice to the energy of those moments.


Auszeichnungen (15)

International Cheese Awards Nantwich Bronze
Gallus Leidenschaft ist ein Geschmack: 2021 Nantwich International Cheese Show-Bronze certificate
World Cheese Championchip
Galluskäse: 2019 World Championships-World Champion all categories
International Cheese Awards Nantwich Gold
Galluskäse: 2019 Nantwich International Cheese Show-Gold certificate
Default Award Icon
Galluskäse: 2019 World Cheese Award-World Champion of all categories
World Cheese Awards - Super Gold
Galluskäse: 2019 World Cheese Award-Super Gold certificate
Region Eastern Switzerland
Type Hard cheese
  • round wheels 33 cm, 7 kg
  • 40 wheels / palettes (carton 35 x 35 10 cm)
Milk Raw milk from cow
Rind smeared, dry, dark brown-brown
Texture yellow-white, sometimes small holes, smooth, flexible
Taste strong-mature and creamy
Ingredients milk, rennet, salt, natural starter cultures
Affinage 10 - 12 Month
Rennet animal

Physical composition

per 100 gram

Energy 384 kcal
Dry matter 64 g
Protein 26 g
Water 36 g
Fat in dry matter ≥48 %
Fat in total 32 g
Saturated fatty acids 19 g
Trans fat 1,4 g
Salt 1,5 g

Microbiological analysis

Coliform < 10 / g
E coli < 10 / g
Staph. (coagualase positive) < 100 / g
Salmonella none in / 25 g
Listeria none in / 25 g
Mould < 1000 / g
Antioxidants none
Antibiotics and hormones none


The product contains no allergens except for milk and milk derivatives.

Lactose free (less than 0.1 g / 100g)


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Walo von Mühlenen AG
Postfach 295
3186 Düdingen
E-Mail: hc.olawrueniffa@ofni