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XO Schnebelhorn

Our extra special and ‘extra old’ Schnebelhorn with a dense paste and big, complex flavours. 

£12.50 per 250g
Traditional Rennet Cow
PLU 1610
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Key Facts

    • RegionButschwil

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched. Due to high demand, it is occasionally necessary for us to substitute items in orders for an alternative. We will always endeavour to choose an alternative, which is the most similar to the item you have selected and of equal or higher value for no additional charge.

  • StorageKeep refridgerated
  • Instructions for useBest eaten not cooked - rind not edible


  • IngredientsCow's (Milk) (98.3%), Salt (1.6%), Starter Cultures (0.09%), Animal Rennet (0.01%)
  • AllergensMilk

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1820
  • Energy kcal435
  • Fat37
  • Of which saturates28.5
  • Carbohydrates0
  • Of which sugars0
  • Protein25.5
  • Salt1.6
Name & address of food supplier

Paxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email

Complex & Creamy - XO Schnebelhorn Cheese

This divine alpine cheese and award-winner at The Great Taste Awards 2022, is the third to be released in our new "Paxton's XO" collection. This extra-special, ‘extra old’ cheese has matured to the ultimate age profile for a mouth-watering flavour. Available in a strictly limited edition for summer 2022, whilst the next XO Schnebelhorns are already maturing ready for Christmas!

Our Quality Manager, Jazz Reeves describes our XO Schnebelhorn as “A rich and tangy cheese with complex flavours and a supple texture. The cheese is well balanced with a lasting funky taste. XO Schenebelhorn adds something different to your cheeseboard and one that is guaranteed to ‘wow’.”

This fantastically named cheese is so called thanks to the highest peak in the region from which it hails. The Guentensperger family have been making cheese for three generations, traditionally making the classic cheese Appenzeller. We receive Schnebelhorn at a 4-month age profile, to which we carefully mature until the cheese is 10 months old for an optimum flavour profile.

Taste this limited edition first release of Paxton's XO Schnebelhorn - hand-cut and wrapped to order. This first batch is exclusively available from our online cheese counter.  

Winner at the Great Taste Awards 2022