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Welcome!

If you love cheese, good artisan cheese that is, you’ve come to the right place. Providing the Rolf Beeler and the Caroline Hostettler selections we guarantee what our name “Quality Cheese” says: We select only the very best cheeses from our native Switzerland.

But this website is more than just about our cheeses. We are interested in cheese as one of the main food products in human history as well as in the – sometimes daunting – task of artisan cheese making. Over the years our network has grown considerably. And our friends and partners support our philosophy.

In its fourth year Adopt-an-Alp is growing again. By mid July 2017 over 40 retailers, specialty stores, cheese shops and restaurants have committed to one or more of the 23 Alps available. This is a new record.

Adopt-an-Alp® was created by Caroline Hostettler of Quality Cheese Inc. in 2013. Since 2015 the program is supported by the SAV (Schweizerischer Alpwirtschaftlicher Verband, Swiss Society of Alp Economy) which is connected to the Swiss Federal Government. This exclusive collaboration helps promote Alpage cheeses made during transhumance in the summer and gives full support to the visions and goals for Alpkäse on the U.S. market. It is a win-win-situation: The best cheeses with scientifically proven health benefits come to the U.S. customer. On the other hand Adopt-an-Alp helps those farmers that are still willing to deal with the hardship of transhumance.

In 2016 Adopt-an-Alp by Quality Cheese has been officially registered as a trademark.

The customers of “Adopt-an-Alp”  get all communication through the website Adopt-an-Alp.com.

Health

On this page you will find the newest researches about the health benefits of cheese and dairy in general. It contains information from around the world.

!!!Just in: Farm children are resistent to allergies thanks to bacterias in the stable and in raw milk. (June 2017)

Read the posts about biestmilch and “Raw milk remarkably safe”

Eat butter and cheese! Check out this article, that was published in the British Newspaper “The Guardian” on Oct. 22, 2013.

History

How it all began, back in 1998. And just with the newest update, January 2017.

Voyeurs

Videos, pictures, slideshows – our world of cheese in images. Watch Caroline’s Interview about the Red Witch!

Friends and Partners

Links you might want to check out.

Happy Stomachs – The Blog!!!

This is Caroline’s Blog. And, of course, it’s all about food and passion (or the other way around). Read and live it!

Join us on our trip to the past and the future.