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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Life’s a beach

Who doesn’t deserve a treat after a hard summer’s work in the Alps? Max and Monika Herger from Ruosalp took their three kids Roman (10), Marina (8) und Lea (5) to Sicily where they enjoyed the beach in Finale east of the city of Palermo. The Herger’s niece, Nina Baumann, takes care of the farm during their vacation. Soon, Max will take his parttime winter job in the community administration…

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3-Day-CIA-Seminar

Adopt-an-Alp was present at a 3-Day-Seminar at the Culinary Institute of America in Poughkeepsie through to our membership with the host “The Society of Fellows”, a CIA Alumni organization. The presence of over 170 fellows allowed for intense networking. Amongst them was Michael Polier, CEO and founder of “The Food Exchange” and initiator of the Adopt-an-Alp launch party in Los Angeles on November 5. Michael Polier, CEO and founder of…

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Congrats Heuboden: Best Glarner Alpage AOP

It was indeed an eventful week for the Tschudi family on Alp Heuboden. Alpage Heuboden was the outright winner in the category “Glarner Alpkäse AOP” in Lucerne at the Swiss Cheese Awards that take place every two years. “It is also an award for long-standing quality”, said Albrecht Rhyner, Director of the AOP. The first October week also meant packing. The Tschudi’s moved the animals to the valley. Anna and…

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