Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese
Lionza is a Swiss Alpine style cheese, named after the tiny village in the Swiss Alps that the Fiscalini Family called home for more than 300 years. Fiscalini follows the same traditional methods today that were developed generations ago to create this one of a kind cheese. The complex flavors and aromas range from nutty and fruity to tangy and herbal. With a natural outer rind, this cheese also has the occasional irregular eye common to Swiss Cheese and a semi-soft springy texture. Lionza is made from raw cow’s milk, handcrafted into 28-pound wheels and aged for a minimum of 6 months.
Fiscalini Farmstead started as a dairy farm over 100 years ago. Today the fourth generation owns and operates the business, and continues a way of life that respects, preserves and honors the animals, the land, and resources.
Our farm was established in 1914 by our great-grandfather who immigrated from Switzerland and settled in Modesto, California. The dairy Farmstead has expanded to include a cheesemaking facility on the premises. We are committed to making the best-tasting, handcrafted cheeses in the world. We believe in the art and skill required to make cheese by hand. By using only the milk from our cows we achieve superior taste and quality which has won us numerous awards over the years. It is our mission to share our story and taste experience with the world.