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!
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
July 16, 2019
The Rolf Beeler Selection Vacherin Fribourgeois is no longer in our portfolio. Its producer, our friend Marc-Henri Horner of the dairy Marsens-Vuippens, has decided to stop exporting his wonderful cheeses to the U.S. The FDA was asking for so many changes that “I basically had to build a new dairy, and their requirements have nothing to do with reality”, says Horner. Of course, he is certified to export to the EU zone, but American bureaucrats who only function when they have their “rule book” at hand tell us what we can eat and what not. What a pity!
June 25, 2019
Transhumance has started everywhere in Switzerland and our Adopt-an-Alp program is in full swing. We just returned from our week long winner’s trip. Check out all the videos and updates.