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.
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.
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
The Adopt-an-Alp® program gets more and more media attention in Switzerland. After several articles in local newspapers and in Switzerlands biggest tabloid, “Blick”, the bi-weekly newspaper “Beobachter” published a story written by Peter Aeschlimann. The “Beobachter” (Observer) covers topics from consumer protection, society, economy, justice, politics, and environment. As of 2016 it has 250,000 subscribers and reaches a total of 850,000 readers which is remarkable for the Swiss media market.
You can read the story here
A panel of 4 judges, all engaged in some regard with Alpkäse in Switzerland, have given their grades of all participants in the Adopt-an-Alp® contest of last year’s transhumance. The top three grades went to Piazza Italian Market in Easton, MD, Bianchini’s Market in Portola Valley and San Carlos, CA as well as Caseus in New Haven, MD. Behind those the competition was very close. In general we noted not only a significant increase in the number of participants (15) but clearly in ideas and enthusiasm.
The three winner’s will visit their adopted Alp this summer, a journey sponsored by Mifroma, our partner in Adopt-an-Alp®.