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!

A beautiful day and a special visit

Posted on September 12, 2021
Alpe Givrine
In general, it has been a lousy summer in Switzerland. There was a lot of rain, especially in July which will go as the wettest since the start of collecting data. But, of course, there were some wonderful days as well. As the photos show from Alp Givrine (Alpage Gruyère AOP) in the Jura mountains. Earlier, the Pradervand family and cheesemaker Luc Humbert received some special guests: John Keife

Just another day on Maran

Posted on September 10, 2021
Alp Maran
Many people are involved on just a normal day on Maran in the ski resort of Arosa. But at the end there's quite a palette of products to show for. Watch the video.

On top of the world

Posted on September 09, 2021
Alp Braunwald
Some envy, even jealousy, can easily come up if you look at the pictures of the cows on Braunwald Alp: Don't you think they feel being on the top of the world, especially with this kind of weather? Of course, you have to walk or hike up there. Just look at the cows, how strong and healthy they look after a summer in high altitude. It's not for weak animals. The other side of the medal is that the

Fun and togetherness on Musenalp

Posted on September 07, 2021
Alp Musenalp
As transhumance slowly but surely comes to a close, there is some time to have a little bit of fun. Just look at the cool goat on Musenalp. Andrea gets a ride in the mud. And the animals also show some cute togetherness.

The Alp cheese festival to end transhumance

Posted on September 07, 2021
Alp Imbrig
On Sunday, Sept. 5, the Jordi family invited visitors to their traditional Alp cheese festival which always comes at the close of the Alp season: Two days later they moved the animals back to the valley. The festival, however, is always a success. There's a tent, food, of course, and music. This year the band "Wilergruess Sigriswil" as well as the choir of the police of the canton Berne took care
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