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Zillertaler Krapfen

Sennerei Zillertal Sennereiküche. A-6290 Mayrhofen · Hollenzen 116

A traditional regional snack at festivals and cultural celebrations, Zillertaler Krapfen are delicious little stuffed pastries featuring the local Tyrolean Graukäse. Continue reading

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Zillertaler Graukäse: sauer mit Essig, Öl und Zwiebelringen – Traditional Graukäse Gray Cheese

Sennerei Zillertal Sennereiküche. A-6290 Mayrhofen · Hollenzen 116

Late spring/early summer is an interesting time to visit Tyrol. It’s the period when herds of cows can be seen from miles away, grazing the open pastures and fields. These majestic creatures are a constant reminder of the longtime farmer tradition in the region. What happens to the milk produced from these animals? Well, most likely it is sent to the nearby dairy farm, the Sennerei Zillertal. Nestled deep in the Zillertal Ziller Valley in Mayrhofen, the dairy offers tours to the public that gives a fascinating look into the process of modern milk, cheese and butter production. The first station in the tour takes a closer look at the one-of-a-kind Graukäse grey cheese. Not only can you see and smell how this local specialty is produced and stored to maturity, you can also enjoy it afterwards at the adjacent Dairy Kitchen! Continue reading

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Zillertal Stuffed Empanadas with Fresh Buttermilk – Zillertaler Krapfen mit frischer Buttermilch

Gasthof Café Zillertal. A-6261 Strass im Zillertal · Hof 69

Autumn in the Tyrolean countryside means cooler temperatures, shorter days and the anticipation of new wines. It also means seeing cows slowly sauntering down the narrow streets on their way to the nearby fields. Oftentimes, these cattle can be seen wearing ornamental headdresses and bells around their necks to signify their approach and also celebrate their downhill trek from the Alpine mountain slopes. Cows are vital for producing dairy, which in turn results in some of the best milk, butter, and cheese in all of Austria. The Zillertal Valley in Tyrol is renowned for a special type of cheese – Graukäse – which is featured in the region’s legendary culinary specialty, Zillertaler Krapfen. Continue reading

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