Leaving Bleiki on September 28

Fall and its extensive fog starts to embrace Alp Bleiki. The Barmettlers will leave Bleiki on Sept. 28

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Maximum points for Alp Imbrig

Transhumance on Alp Imbrig ended mid September. The Jordi families, young and old, are back in their winter home in Zäziwil. They hiked down on a beautiful autumn day. It has been an outstanding summer on Imbrig. Their Alpage Imbrig got the maximum of 20 points at the Alpkäse taxation. “We are really excited about this. The hard work has paid off”, says Margrit Jordi. One last time on the…

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The scene behind a piece of cheese

“It takes along time and a lot of work until you have your wedge of cheese on the table, and most people are not aware of this. The whole day cows walk the meadows and look for the fresh, juicy herbs and grasses of Alp Heuboden. They ruminate and literally produce the tasty, healthy Alp milk. Twice a day, early morning and in the evening the animals are milked, and…

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An early homecoming from Rainhütten

Fall and cool temperatures have come early to the Eastern Swiss Alps this year. So at the beginning of September the Hollensteins moved the animals back down. However the summer was favorable for the goats, pigs and heifers. And it shows in the cheese: The Rainhütten goat cheeses are as delicious as ever. Beni Hollenstein and helper Martina at work. A look into the cellar at summer’s end. Dressed for…

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The cows are leaving Musenalp

The sea a fog, now almost daily, is a clear sign that fall has arrived. So Sepp Herger and Andrea Gysin decided to move the cows back to their winter home. On a beautiful they made their way back wonderfully decorated and with great views of Lake Lucerne. Sepp and Andrea however will stay longer on Musenalp. Because the goats are still up there. The signs of fall. High above…

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