The first calves of the new year

Posted on January 03, 2022
Frodo is here! No, it has nothing to do with the "Lord of the Rings", and Frodo is not a hobbit either: It's the name for the newest calf born on the Amacher Farm in Brienz, the operaters of Botchenalp. Nina Baumann, helper of Ruosalp, is also the proud owner of a calf. Her cow Gloria gave birth to a female, the name is not known yet.

Sigona's features Fondue

Posted on January 01, 2022
Our friends at Sigona's Farmers Market had a special idea for a New Year's Eve dinner: A traditional Swiss Fondue, advertised with a picture of John Nava and Caroline.

The future of Musenalp is here

Posted on January 01, 2022
Alp Musenalp
The last day of the year was the happiest one for Andrea and Sepp Herger, the couple on Musenalp: In the early hours their daughter Julia was born, weighing 6.8 lbs and being 20.5 inches tall. "She is growing", say the proud parents, "we're looking forward to her first Alp season!"

Kudos for Bleiki, Charetalp, and Heuboden

Posted on December 30, 2021
We are always delighted to get reviews of our Alp cheeses from customers. The latest one comes from Brad Daschbach of Talbort&Arding in Hudson Valley. He sends Kudos to the cheesemakers Paul Barmettler (Alp Bleiki), Erich Betschart (Charetalp), and Fritz Tschudi (Heuboden, Glarner Alpkäse AOP): Hi Caroline!  Happy holidays and a Happy New Year to you. I just wanted to drop a quick note from the T&

Sigona's customers are invited to travel to Switzerland

Posted on December 20, 2021
John Nava of Sigona's Market in Redwood City and Stanford, CA, is a winner of the Adopt-an-Alp contest and an Alp ambassador. Together with Caroline they have designed a week long trip to Switzerland for their customers with visiting the Alps as a highlight. Watch the promotional video:

Kudos to an apprentice

Posted on October 08, 2021
Alp Maran
It was a special day for the "Alpsennerei Maran". Not that the dairy with master cheesemaker Walter Niklaus was amongst the winners at the "Swiss Alpkäse Awards" in St. Gall, that's quite normal. However, the gold medal in the category sheep and goat cheeses was for the white mold goat cheese made by... Selina Senti. And she is the apprentice in the dairy! Looks like a star is born. The top three

Accolades for Adopt-an-Alp farmers

Posted on October 08, 2021
The traditional awards ceremony for "Alpkäse" during the OLMA in St. Gall, the biggest Swiss agricultural exhibition, was a success for many farmers that are part of the Adopt-an-Alp program. Organized by "alpkä", the organization for Alp cheese, our farmers won a total of 5 medals in 5 categories. Alp Schwägalp (cheesemaker Albin Gräzer) and Alp Gummen (Reto Rüttimann) took the two top plac

Packing day

Posted on September 30, 2021
Alp Heuboden
With the month of September coming to an end it was time on Alp Heuboden to prepare for the return to the valley. To pack everything is a labor intense task. Once the animals have left there's still a lot to do. Clean up, taking the fences down etc.

On these Alps transhumance season is over

Posted on September 28, 2021
The coming of autumn is the time when the Alp summer ends and people and animals move back to their winter home. As of today more than half of the locations in the Adopt-an-Alp program have had their final day on the Alp. By mid October the season will be over for all.

The final day

Posted on September 19, 2021
Alp Braunwald
On Sunday the animals said good-bye to the pastures on Alp Braunwald. After more than three months the cows return to their winter homes. Until next year!
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