The end of the “Alpsummer”
Transhumance had begun very early in 2020, and the “Alpsummer” ended early: During the last week of September, the last operations moved their animals back to where they spend the rest of the year. It had been a very warm summer, which with climate change has become more or less the rule. But the first snow was also very early, and some places got plenty of it in September.
In times of COVID-19, the tradition of transhumance has become even more relevant: High up in the mountains the farmers and animals were far less exposed than any other people. And the cheeses, the products in general, created during the roughly four months are not only of the highest quality but also very traceable.
Let’s have another look at some of the most amazing photos.