EMP Pop-up with Vacherin from Steiners Hohberg

Daniel Humm’s “Eleven Madison Park” (EMP), one of the top five restaurants in the world over the last few years, counts on the Swiss Alps and the Adopt-an-Alp program for his Winter House pop-up in Aspen (CO).Starting on December 15 and going through the end of January he serves fondue made with Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP from Steiners Hohberg and the Rolf Beeler Gruyère, both cheeses are exclusively in the portfolio…

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A successful launch(-party)

It was an evening with a lot of cheese: Held at the Greenbar Distillery in Los Angeles (CA) on November 5th and hosted by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), The Food Exchange and Adopt-an-Alp the “Launch Party” was a huge success for everyone involved. The “By-Invitation-Only” event brought over 250 chefs, caterers and food experts together. Caroline’s presentation of Adopt-an-Alp got lots of accolades. Below is the statement by…

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Adopt-an-Alp at our club

We live in Olde Hickory, a golf community in South Fort Myers (FL). Werner Dietrich, the longtime German chef at our club, was intrigued by the program. He chose Alp Jänzimatt, and at an event at the clubhouse he introduced the Alpkäse, Niidelchäs (added cream), Raclette, and the “magical” Full Moon cheese on Friday, November 2. The tower of taste. The clubhouse at Olde Hickory.

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Back from Tuscany

Cheese maker Walter Niklaus got some well deserved vacation and spent a week in Tuscany/Italy. “I would have loved to stay another week or two”, he says, “however back here in Arosa and Langwies we enjoy absolutely gorgeous fall days.” The pictures speak for themselves. “We are really excited about second place at OLMA”, says Niklaus. “With the price money we will enjoy a nice dinner!”

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Urnerboden, Maran and Gummen awarded at OLMA

Our Adopt-an-Alp farmers continue to get hardware at alpage awards. The Alpkäse judging at OLMA, Switzerlands biggest agricultural show, was no exception. Alp Urnerboden won first prize in the category goat/sheep. And Alp Maran and Alp Gummen came in 2nd and 3rd in the semihard Alpage section. The panel of 11 judges took care of 194 entries.

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