Adopt-an-Alp in full swing

August 6, 2017

The program is growing steadily. Adopt-an-Alp® by Quality Cheese has over 50 customers as of beginning of August. That means that by now 114 locations nationwide will offer cheeses made during transhumance. Amongst them are so many of the top US specialty stores as well as the NoMad hotel or chains like Kroger, Lunardi’s or Balducci’s.

Martin Ruegsegger, Executive Director of the Swiss Society for Alp Economy, was impressed during his visit to the US in July. “I was surprised by the enthusiasm for cheese and specially for the Adopt-an-Alp program. We are on record numbers again this year, but it grows in a healthy way. It has our full support!”

The first wheels will arrive at the World’s Best Cheeses‘ warehouse in the second half of September.

Martin Ruegsegger

QC at the WBC booth

June 25, 2017

As it is the case for many years now, Quality Cheese shows a selection of its portfolio at the Word’s Best Cheeses booth during the NASFT Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center in New York City (June 25 – 27). Here is an impression of the opening day. Go to the show and taste.

 

  

Quality Cheese joins The Food Exchange

June 12, 2017

Quality Cheese is excited that part of its portfolio is now available for professionals through the food platform “The Food Exchange”. We met with CEO and founder Michael Polier during the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco in January. His motto “Foodservice ordering made simple” impressed us, and we certainly see a bright future in this. Just go to their website and check it out.

The realization was possible thanks to our partner World’s Best Cheeses who will execute orders from their facility in Alameda/CA. In the future also Adopt-an-Alp cheeses will be available.

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Jazz pianist Fred Hersch visits Rolf Beeler

May 18, 2017

You probably know that American Fred Hersch (61) is a highly acclaimed Jazz pianist with many Grammy nominations, but you might not be aware that he is an admirer of Rolf Beeler cheeses to which he got introduced at Dean&Deluca. Rolf Beeler, a former DJ, is an avid music fan.

So it was a special treat for both of them when Fred Hersch visited Rolf at his home during his current music tour through Europe which will end later this month in France. As you can see everybody enjoyed a vast variety of (Beeler) cheeses as well as a good bottle of wine.

Fred Hersch in concert            Photo: Martin Zeman

Famous Jazz pianist Fred Hersch (2nd from right) and Rolf Beeler (center).      Photo: Stephan Diethelm

Birth of a Calf

May 1, 2017

Transhumance 2017 is just around the corner. But before they move the animals to the meadows of Ruosalp the Herger family had reason to celebrate. The last calf was born on their farm in the valley where they spend the rest of the year. Watch the short video and the pictures and see how the animals help each other. Click here