Adopt An Alp 2020 has 32 different alps to choose from. Each one has a unique story, from the families that run them to the different cheeses that come out of it.

Alp Fieudo (TI)

Owners/Operators: Agroval SA, Ari Lombardi
Cheeses: Alpage Ticinese DOP 2019

Located on the southern slopes of the San Gottardo (St. Gotthard), probably the most famous Swiss mountain pass, Alpe Fieudo is owned by Ari Lombardi. With his company Agroval SA he also operates a dairy in Airolo at the entrance to the Leventina Valley.
Fieudo is one of the higher Alps in the Adopt-an-Alp program. The meadows range from 6600 to 8200 ft. a.s.l. and are divided into 3 locations. Therefore the 93 cows and the mobile milking device have to be moved 3 times during transhumance.

There are four employees on the Alp, a cheesemaker, and an assistant as well as a herdsman and a helper.
Alpe Fieudo produces an Alpage Ticinese DOP (like AOP). The curd is warmed with a wood fire heated boiler. The wheels are aged between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit and at a high humidity of 95% which produces the typical greyish rind.

Alpeggio Ticinese DOP.