300 people at “Swiss-French Cheese Battle”

November 1, 2019

Organized by the Swiss and French Embassy in New York the Swiss-French cheesy battle at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn was a huge success. Over 300 people showed up and tasted cheeses from both countries. Caroline introduced them to the Adopt-an-Alp program and expert and author Max McCalman presented the Swiss cheeses from our portfolio.

The Swiss Embassy with Ambassador Markus Börlin sent us the video from their facebook site.

Praise for Alpkäse

September 26, 2019

Our friend Ken Skovron from Darien Cheese and Fine Foods in Connecticut has received his first shipment of Adopt-an-Alp cheeses. Below is the comment he sent us immediately after:

Hi Caroline,
The 2018 Alpkäse are tasting Spectacular!!! Many Thanks!!!!!!!!!  Ken

Ken has ordered the Alpage 2018 from Alp Laui (central Swiss Alps), Heuboden (Glarner Alpkäse AOP), and Parpan (southeastern Swiss Alps). 3 Alps, 3 outstanding cheesemakers.

Petit Vaccarinus is back

September 10, 2019

Well this coming Friday is the 13th, of September, that is. But it’s certainly no bad omen. Quite the opposit: It is the release of the first batches of Vacherin Mont d’Or 2019, or our Petit Vaccarinus, specially produced for Quality Cheese. This is not only one of the most searched for cheeses in the world, it is also one that has the most stringent safety procedures when it comes to cheese, and food in general, for that matter.

And, it’s to die for, really!

A day of Sbrinz AOP at Bianchini’s

August 19, 2019

It was all about (Alp-)Sbrinz AOP at Bianchini’s Market in San Carlos (Cal) on Saturday, August 17. Together with Laurie Andrighetto, an Adopt-an-Alp contest winner in 2017, Caroline staged an event in their store.
The response of the customers was enormous: More than a quarter of an 80lb-wheel was sold during the event. As an example of customer satisfaction we like to present little Hazel. Declaring “Parmigian” as her favorite cheese, she came back after 2 samples, asked for another one and explaining why Sbrinz is “much better.”

Bianchini is a family-owned business with currently two stores, one in San Carlos and the second one in Portola Valley which opened in 1998. The Bianchini’s have been in the grocery business for generations.

Little Hazel, newly converted to Sbrinz AOP

Alp Laui on video

August 13, 2019