Winner’s Trip – Episode 2

The rain just didn’t stop Like on the hike the day before torrential rain accompanied us on the descent from Laui. We transferred to Brülisau in Appenzell to visit Alp Rainhütten. However the rain did not recede and we decided to change program and took the tour of the Maestrani Chocolate Company in Flawil. There we were able to create our own chocolate bar. Shelley Lewis and Evan Talen, the…

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Winner’s Trip – Episode 1

They arrived more or less on time at Zurich Airport on Tuesday, June 12, between 9 and 11 am: Shelley Lewis (The Cheese Lady), Evan Talen (Aperitivo), and John Nava (Sigonas) – the winners of the Adopt-an-Alp contest 2017. Shelley Lewis, Evan Talen, Caroline and John Nava at Zurich Airport. The Ski-jump facility in Einsiedeln, just across the Milch Manufaktur. We went straight to the little town of Einsiedeln in…

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The Alps are ready for the winners

We are in the Bernese Alps, above the village of Adelboden, just one day before the three winners of the Adopt-an-Alp-Contest land at Zurich Airport. After a four hour hike we can confirm that the Alp meadows are ready. We found an abundance of flowers, herbs and grass. Here are just a few: On the slopes up to Tschentenalp (6,400 ft.), 2000 ft. above Adelboden.   The firs are sprouting….

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Alpage and Raclette Imbrig

As soon as all the animals were up on Alp Imbrig, Ruedi Jordi started to make the first batches of Alpage and Raclette. The milk is in. The equipment is ready. The filter system. The smaller cauldron is used for raclette. Ruedi works on the curd… …until it is ready. The curd is put into the molds… The curd is pressed, here simply with rocks put on the lids. The…

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At last the cows are on Laui

Whereas the goats have enjoyed the Alp Laui meadows for a few days the cows finally made it up there on Monday. Despite the long hike they moved with a good pace. On Tuesday Wisel Fassbind started to make the first Alpage Laui of 2018. The long hike… … …Alp Laui comes into sight. …and finally… …the trek is over. The goats have grazed on Laui for the last few…

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