Valio Emmental cheese success is born from a century of expertise
Valio Emmental is a classic cheese that has delighted people since 1908. Its nutty aroma has been awarded both in Finland and in international competitions. The secret to its taste lies in its long history and unique cheesemaking expertise.
Valio started its path in the cheese trade in 1908. At the beginning of the century, cheese was mostly made with Swiss cheese masters’ teachings, but Valio decided to grow its own expertise by founding a cheese training facility in the 1910s.
The company wanted to work to achieve a high quality Valio Emmental cheese. Valio founded its own laboratory in 1917 and under A.I. Virtanen‘s leadership, it began a long-term quality development work that would take decades. Valio Emmental’s high quality owes its thanks to motivated Valio people. Our current cheese masters’ expertise is based on this heritage.