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«Der scharfe Maxx»

Taking cheese to a league of its own

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Taking cheese to a league of its own

There are many tangy cheeses. There are also many specialty cheeses that feature a creamy, melt-in-the-mouth texture and a certain finesse. «Der scharfe Maxx» has no doppelgänger, however: This is a one-of-a-kind cheese.

Cheese is passion. Especially when we’re talking about «Der scharfe Maxx». The red bull stands for this unique cheese’s hotblooded feistiness and pleasant tanginess. While other cheeses sit dutifully on the cheeseboard and strive not to stand out, «Der scharfe Maxx» boldly takes center stage. This is a cheese that likes to make a statement. Yet it does so in a devastatingly charming way – one part cheeky, one part bold, but always with panache. Whether it’s on a counter or a table, «Der scharfe Maxx» shows who's king of the dairy world. This is a cheese that makes a strong entrance – but then melts away 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
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Fact sheet «Der scharfe Maxx»

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“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.)“

Der scharfe Maxx - a tangy cheese unlike any other

Ever since it first found its way onto the cheese shelf in 2003, «Der scharfe Maxx» has never been short of friends. Its melt-in-the-mouth texture and tangy flavor make this iconic cheese from Studer specialty cheesemakers an absolute culinary joy. You can taste that it has been produced using high-quality craftsmanship, careful maturing, and a fresh interpretation of traditions.

Cooking with «Der scharfe Maxx»

Are you on the lookout for creative recipe ideas or exciting combinations to try with a full-bodied cheese? Want to find out which ingredients go especially well with the flavor of the iconic cheese from Studer? Do you like creating unusual culinary delicacies? We’ve put together some recipes using «Der scharfe Maxx», as well as some pairings for any occasion.

Cheese truffles

Rezeptidee mit Käse, Käsepralinen

Cheese cubes with mango & tomato salsa

Käsesnack, Käsewürfel mit Tomaten-Mango-Salsa

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Have we sparked your interest in delicious cheese recipes? Then browse at your leisure in our recipe database for further culinary highlights. Whether vegetarian or with fresh meat, whether for lunch or a gala dinner, whether as a starter or as a main course: our cheeses make every recipe and every occasion something very special!

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.