Courage to take initiative
20 years ago, Christine Fitsch followed her intuition and placed her bets on Sura Kees. Today she is known beyond the valley for her products and dedication.
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the Montafon Sura Kees is a skimmed milk cheese and its fat content is just 1 to 10 percent?
High quality for unparalleled flavour
Although the Montafon Sura Kees is a skimmed milk cheese, it is not lacking in flavour. Initially fresh, savoury and mildly aromatic, as it matures it tastes slightly spicy to sour, but with a discretely salty undertone. “When we started producing Sura Kees 20 years ago, it was mostly too intense. We have played around with the recipe and refined the cheese. Now its flavour is mild and similar to fresh cheese,” saysChristine Fitsch, referring to its beginnings. The low fat and cholesterol content as well as the high-quality protein also make the Montafon Sura Kees a lean cheese alternative. “It is particularly popular among young people. They place more value on healthy nutrition and our Sura Kees is perfect suited,” says Christine Fitsch, explaining the revival of Montafon Sura Kees in recent years.
Recipe ideas with the Montafon speciality
A true all-rounder
Montafon Sura Kees is a true all-rounder in the kitchen. It is traditionally combined with boiled potatoes or used as an ingredient in Keesknöpfli. When it is prepared in a Mediterranean style with tomatoes, olives, herbs, vinegar and oil, Montafon Sura Kees tastes excellent. And what is Christine Fitsch’s favourite way to eat it? “My favourite recipe is the Sura Kees terrine. But I also like it just on a sandwich for breakfast,” she says. Those who prefer not to slave away over the stove can enjoy it in various Montafon restaurants, in both its traditional form and in other refined forms.
In the “bewusstmontafonn” (Consciously Montafon) association, farmers, restaurants and merchants work closely together to strengthen their commitment to regional products and recipes, as well as serving up new variations of traditional dishes.