A successful launch(-party)

It was an evening with a lot of cheese: Held at the Greenbar Distillery in Los Angeles (CA) on November 5th and hosted by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), The Food Exchange and Adopt-an-Alp the “Launch Party” was a huge success for everyone involved. The “By-Invitation-Only” event brought over 250 chefs, caterers and food experts together. Caroline’s presentation of Adopt-an-Alp got lots of accolades. Below is the statement by…

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Adopt-an-Alp at our club

We live in Olde Hickory, a golf community in South Fort Myers (FL). Werner Dietrich, the longtime German chef at our club, was intrigued by the program. He chose Alp Jänzimatt, and at an event at the clubhouse he introduced the Alpkäse, Niidelchäs (added cream), Raclette, and the “magical” Full Moon cheese on Friday, November 2. The tower of taste. The clubhouse at Olde Hickory.

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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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