The Schwarzenstein is surrounded by a dry, black rind, which highlights its special nature and preserves its strong aroma. The natural cellar notes suggest the place of ripening of the Schwarzenstein. The inside of the cheese is pale to straw yellow and closed. The Schwarzenstein has a firm and crystalline texture and is slightly melting in the mouth. The long ripening process gives the hard cheese an aromatic spiciness and notes of roasted chestnuts, dried fruits and honey. In the aftertaste, slight caramel and chocolate notes are recognizable. The taste is very complex, powerful and unmistakable. A cheese with character and recognition.