At the World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, WI our Tête-de-Moine has won “Best of Class” in the “smear ripened hard cheeses”. Our congratulations go to Franz von Bueren who produces the Tête-de-Moine in his dairy in the small village of Villeret, as well as to Godi Thoenen, producer of the Bergblume and Wilde Hilde, who came in second in the Appenzeller category.
We don’t know how the cows would take care of the Oscar acceptance speech but the cattle of cheese maker and farmer Ruedi Foehn are definitively the stars in “Toeny’s Bridal Journey”, a historical documentary that is currently shown in Swiss movie theaters. Foehn is the maker of the “Alp Draeckloch”, a highlight in the Beeler Selection.
Quality Cheese got the rights to show you the movie trailer as well as a report by the Swiss TV news broadcast “Schweiz Aktuell”. You’ve got to watch these. The two videos are educational, they tell an almost forgotten story that has shaped an important part of Switzerland, they show the benefits of transhumance – in a nutshell: They tell about a vanishing world that we – Quality Cheese and our partners – desperately try to keep alive.
You shouldn’t eat cheese if you have a high level of cholesterol. Right? – No, wrong! There is a new take on cholesterol in food according to newer medical studies. A high level of cholesterol can actually help older people to live longer. Read more…
The “Berggenuss”, a cheese made in the UNESCO Biosphere in the Entlebuch Valley, has been featured by San Francisco Chronicle’s columnist Janet Fletcher on Friday, February 21, 2014. Read her column here.
Caroline’s uncle Roland and his wife Lisette live in the Senegal in Africa where they have opened a school to teach sewing and where they also do other charity work. Living on the “hot” continent is absolutely no reason not to enjoy a Swiss fondue. On the picture they share a fondue with friends while watching, well, soccer, of course.