Back on Eigen

Beginning September the Reichenbach family moved back to Eigen, the lower meadows on Alp Satteleggli. Many people followed and watched the “train” going down. It goes hand in hand with the “moving market” on Sept. 2. “It was unbelievable”, says Theres Reichenbach, “we have never sold so much product!” It wasn’t just the cheese that people were buying. Out of 42 lbs of flour Theres had made 48 “Züpfe” (braided…

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Dating the transhumance way

As a single “Alpeneer” or “Senn” you don’t need an online dating service. There is an “Sennenchilbi” – a fair – reserved for Singles at the end of transhumance. Some of those lovely ladies or handsome gentlemen are rewarded for excellent work and decorated with a red sash. As is the case for Sebastian who has worked his third summer on Berglialp. As of yet we do not know of…

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An – almost – perfect summer

Tomorrow, September 8, we will make the last production of this summer. One more time the little “Mutschli”, the ones we started the summer with. After that transhumance 2018 will reach its end. What a summer it was! I’m sure the 2018 Laui Alpkäse will enter history. The new culture we use is an absolute hit. Also the collaboration in the dairy with my son Ruedi has been terrific. If…

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Adopt-an-Alp in the Newspaper

The Raclette Corner in Sioux Falls in South Dakota is one of the new participants in the Adopt-an-Alp program. Sonja Hoffman, originally from Germany, has opened this business downtown and serves, well, Raclette. A dish she knew from her heritage and dearly missed in the Midwest. On September 4th her business and Adopt-an-Alp were presented in ArgusLeader which is part of the USA Today Network. Here is the link: https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2018/09/04/germanfest-sioux-falls-raclette-swiss-cheese/984960002/

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Next generation Jordi

The last days of August brought happiness to the Jordi family. Ruedi and Margrit Jordi became grandparents for the first time. Son Martin, now in charge of the Alp operation, and his wife Karin welcomed daughter Lena into this world. Here are the proud parents and the next generation.

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