Wissenswertes - Goldsteig Käsereien Bayerwald GmbH

Frequently asked questions

What does "no genetic engineering" mean?

The "no genetic engineering" seal is issued by the Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik e.V. association. The aim is to support and promote the production of food with no genetic engineering and educate consumers.

The "no genetic engineering" seal is registered as a trademark in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and has successfully established itself as guidance when buying food. It ensures transparency and freedom of choice for consumers.

Food with a "no genetic engineering" label or equivalent label means:

  • Ban on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) or parts thereof.
  • Ban on the use of vitamins, flavouring, enzymes and any other food additives that were produced using genetically modified micro-organisms.
  • Feeding without any genetically modified plants. In doing so strict deadlines have to be complied with.

What kind of rennet is used in your cheese?

With all the cheese made by us (mozzarella, hard cheese, semi-hard cheese and soft cheese) we exclusively use microbial rennet which is also suitable for vegetarians.

Is your cheese made from pasteurised milk?

All dairy products made by us are produced from pasteurised cow's milk. The raw milk is heated at temperatures from 72 – 75 °C for 15 – 30 seconds before being used in production.

Is your emmental an imitation / artificial cheese or does your grated emmental contain imitation / artificial cheese?

All the cheese products made by us are solely "real cheese". Our cheese is made strictly in accordance with German cheese-making regulations. For our emmental we only use the ingredients milk, lactic acid cultures, rennet and salt based on a traditional process.

What does naturally lactose-free mean?

Many people suffer from an intolerance to milk and dairy products as a result of the lactose they contain. However, this is reduced when maturing hard cheese, semi-hard cheese and soft cheese to such an extent that the lactose content in the end product is less than 0.1%.

Therefore many people who suffer from this so-called lactose intolerance can safely eat these types of cheeses and do not have to do without the treat of our emmental (hard cheese), Almdammer (semi-hard cheese) as well as our soft cheeses Camembert, Limburger and "Baked Cheese"

Are your products gluten-free?

Our entire range of dairy products do not contain any gluten. Even for our grated products, grated mozzarella and grated emmental, we have deliberately chosen the gluten-free separating agent corn starch to be able to offer them as gluten-free.

How much calcium does your emmental cheese contain?

Our emmental cheese contains roughly 1 g of calcium / 100 g product. With a portion size of 60 g you already cover half the recommended daily amount of calcium (1.2 g / d)

Which milk is used to make your cheese?

We only use cow's milk to make our products.

Cheese during pregnancy

You should note the following when eating cheese during pregnancy:
not all types of cheeses are beneficial for the expectant mother and child. It recommended that as a precaution cheese made from raw milk as well as red mould cheese such as Limburger and cheese from open containers (feta, sheep's cheese, mozzarella) should be avoided. Mozzarella, hard cheese, semi-hard cheese, soft cheese, mascarpone and ricotta, which are all industrially made and packaged by us out of pasteurised cow's milk, are on the other hand safe to eat.

You can find detailed information about this under the following link.
Special nutritional information for pregnant women

Can I also eat the cheese rind from your Limburger?

Of course you can also eat the cheese rind with our red culture cheeses You definitely should not miss out on this aromatic treat.

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The "no genetic engineering" seal is issued by the Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik e.V. association. The aim is to support and promote the production of food with no genetic engineering and educate consumers.

The "no genetic engineering" seal is registered as a trademark in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and has successfully established itself as guidance when buying food. It ensures transparency and freedom of choice for consumers.

Food with a "no genetic engineering" label or equivalent label means:

  • Ban on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) or parts thereof.
  • Ban on the use of vitamins, flavouring, enzymes and any other food additives that were produced using genetically modified micro-organisms.
  • Feeding without any genetically modified plants. In doing so strict deadlines have to be complied with.