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

What a beautiful life...

Posted on July 11, 2022
Alp Berglialp
Berglialp in the canton Glarus gets a lot of visitors due to their Spa and Wellness program. However, the animals enjoy life there, too.

A mobile saw and a big project for Heuboden

Posted on July 07, 2022
Alp Heuboden
It's a special summer on Alp Heuboden in the canton Glarus. The Tschudi family has moved a mobile saw to the Oberstafel. It will cut wood from their own forest for the big project: a complete rebuild in 2023/24. From the current chalet only the dairy, milk storage, and cheese cellar will remain. The rest will be torn down. And this is what they build: New and separate barns for calves and pigs tha

"The most beautiful place on Earth"

Posted on July 06, 2022
Alp Satteleggli
It's a big family, the Reichenbachs, owners and operators on Alp Satteleggli. The birth of grandchild number 12 (Lilly) was just celebrated. And, of course, the kids are always welcomed on the Alp, and they enjoy their time on the pristine meadows. Just recently, granddaughter Irina (8) told an acquaintance: "You have to drive over a very bumpy road, but at the end you reach the most beautiful pla

Escaping the heat

Posted on July 06, 2022
Alp Ruosalp
The heatwave over Europe affects the alpine region as well. On Ruosalp Max Herger and the kids cool off in a bath tub.
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