A very rare occurrence: Quadruplets

Posted on December 26, 2022
Alp Musenalp
Although the due date was still six weeks away, a goat named Fay was heavily pregnant. Andrea and Sepp Herger guessed it could be triplets.

Feeding on a Christmas tree

Posted on December 25, 2022
Alp Musenalp
Andrea and Sepp Herger also think of their animals when the Holidays come around. In their winter home in Isenthal they hung a Christmas tree upside down for their goats to feed on it. The tree was naked in no time.

Maran Raclette in 3-star-Michelin restaurant

Posted on December 07, 2022
Alp Maran
Walter Niklaus and his crew on Alp Maran can be very proud. Star cook Grant Achatz of Alinea, a Restaurant with 3 Michelin stars and in San Pelegrino's List of "The 50 best Restaurants in the World", ordered Maran Raclette at "Raclette Corner" of our friend Sonja Hoffmann. And in his words the crazy creative chef tells what he does with it: "We use the Maran Raclette in a sweet and salty dish!" Ap

Artistic displays at Zingerman's

Posted on November 23, 2022
Some customers go the extra mile when it comes to present their Adopt-an-Alp cheeses. For instance, the famous food empire of Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their in-house artists created eye catching banners hanging above their displays. 3 thumbs up!

72 customer after the first phase

Posted on August 09, 2022
The Adopt-an-Alp program is growing further. After the first order phase we have already 72 committed customers. Besides long time supporters we have nine new clients. That's an increase of 12.5 percent. Check the list here:

Planning and cooking for a week

Posted on August 01, 2022
Alp Heuboden
The Oberstafel on Alp Heuboden, the highest pastures, can only be reached by foot, which is a logistical nightmare. Especially when around 10 people have to be fed every day. And provisions have to be brought up by helicopter. This requires a lot of planning, ...and cooking. Since Fritz and Anna Tschudi have given the reigns to their son Peter, it's his wife Annelies that is in charge. So she has

Adopt-an-Alp in Atlas Obscura

Posted on July 26, 2022
We are absolutely excited: Adopt-an-Alp has made it to Atlas Obscura and specially into Gastro Obscura, an international platform for special places, stories, myths, rituals - and, for the latter, food. Through our website they came to the wellness program on Berglialp in the Canton Glarus and found the ideal picture for their story "The return of cheese baths". Here is the link: https://www.atlas

Moving to the top

Posted on July 18, 2022
Alp Braunwald
It's part of transhumance that you move the animals to different meadows in different altitudes (and then back). In Braunwald, one of the villages that has no car traffic, the Streiff family moved to the highest pastures on July 18. Up there it's really steep, and it can happen throughout the summer in the Alps that animals fall to their death. And with cheese making it's the same with other tasks

Church service on the Alp

Posted on July 17, 2022
Alp Fählen
It's not unusual that at least once in the summer there's a church service on the Alp. On Alp Fählen in the Appenzell region this took place on Sunday, July 17. The weather being outstanding a lot of guest listened to the service of Ursula Fröhlich as well to the choir performance of "Öhrlichörli". In general, transhumance 2022 has been excellent on Fählen. One reason is the new 2 kilometer long w

An artificial lake on Fontanen

Posted on July 14, 2022
Alp Jänzimatt
Jänzimatt had an excellent start into the Alp summer 2022. On July 14, the Riebli family moved their animals to Fontanen, the highest meadows where they will stay for the next 4 weeks. A heatwave is hanging over Switzerland, and there is no rain the in the near forecast. "Luckily, we built an artificial lake on Fontanen last year", says Heidi Riebli, "hence the cows will have water for an extended
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