Abertam is a sheep's cheese that originally comes from Abertamy ( German Abertham ) and was also known earlier as Abertamer cheese (a goat cheese at the time ).
It is still produced in the north-west of Bohemia , in the Ore Mountains , in the Karlovy Vary area , only when the sheep graze on the peaks of the surrounding mountains - from spring to autumn - in small quantities for the regional market. The intensely tasting, hard cheese (45% FiT) is offered in the form of a 500 g ball and matures for two months before being sold.
- ↑ Christian Friedrich Germershausen (Ed.): Oekonomisches Reallexicon . First volume. Johann Gottlob Feind, Leipzig 1795, Abertamer cheese, p. 17 f . ( Digitized version in Google Book Search [accessed on July 10, 2015]).