February 21, 2019
The panel of judges has spoken, and here are the winners of the 2018 Adopt-an-Alp contest:
– Galen LeGrand, Skagit Valley Food Coop, Mount Vernon, WA
– Jenn Martella, Piazza Italian Market, Easton, MD
– Beth Falk, Mill City Cheesemongers, Lowell, MA
– Adam Shutes, Boston Cheese Cellar, Roslindale, MA
– Shelli Morton, World’s Best Cheeses East, Boston, MA.
These five winners will go to Switzerland on a full paid trip from Thursday, June 13, to Thursday, June 20, 2019.
This year we have our first second time winners. Galen LeGrand was part of our first contest trip in 2016. To win a second time shows his dedication to the cause as well as his innovative thinking. The same is true for Piazza Italian Market who was represented in 2017 by Brandy Williams, this time Jenn Martella will go on the journey. Beth Falk and Adam Shutes are first time participants – and did a great job in promoting transhumance.
A first is also that we awarded the best Adopt-an-Alp seller from our partner World’s Best Cheeses. And – probably to no surprise – Shelli Morton came out on top.
January 18, 2019
The food show in the Moscone Center might be over, the work isn’t. Caroline always takes the opportunity to visit customers in the Bay Area or even further out. She met Gordon Edgar at the “Rainbow Grocery” and then went on to “Cheese Plus”.
A highlight was certainly to see the Google campus on Thursday. During the tour Caroline had also the opportunity to taste the food that is served to the Google employees, maybe a good cheese is missing here and there 😉. Our thanks go to Linh and Gary.
At Rainbow Grocery
Gordon Edgar, smiling as always
Peter Verbruggen (Cheeses of Belgium). Peets is the wrong brew, Peter.
At Cheese Plus
Caroline at the Adopt’an-Alp picture board
Our cheeses including the new Alchemist’s Latte.
The colors look familiar.
The pass to get in.
The new Google headquarter under construction.
Food is everywhere on the campus…
…including food trucks.
Where is the cheese?
January 16, 2019
The classics like Beeler Gruyère and Alpsbrinz – the newcomers like the Abbey Wrestler and Latte, the latest from the Alchemist’s lair: Those and the Adopt-an-Alp program were our stars at the Fancy Food Show in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. But there was a lot more to see at the booth of World’s Best Cheeses.
Caroline and her display
Fondue with Christie Alexandre-Zeoli (Market of Choice)
Steve Gellert likes it, too…
The Beeler Alpsbrinz
Alpage, Mountain Cheese, Heumilch (Haymilk) and Trailblazers – the 4 categories of our portfolio
The Latte – from the Alchemist with old style coffee
more of the cast
Moser Premium: Charmant and Screamer
Alchemist’s No. 1: With hay essence
January 3, 2019
We wish everbody a Happy and successful New Year. At Quality Cheese we will change quite a few things this year and present a completely new website. Get the first insight when you visit booth# 927 of World’s Best Cheeses during the Fancy Food Show in the Moscone Center in San Francisco from January 13 – 15, 2019.
And, as always, we will present a new outstanding cheese. It comes from the “laboratory” of Alchemist Stefan Wiesner (watch his video). You will be very surprised!!!
Coming soon: Our new logo
November 21, 2018
Eleven Madison Park (EMP), on of the top five restaurants in the world over the last few years, opens its Winter House pop-up in Aspen (CO) on Dec. 15, 2018. It’s no surprise that owner and Swiss celebrity chef Daniel Humm offers a fondue from his native country in the winter setting of the Rocky Mountains. The quality, as always, has to be absolute top. That’s why he uses Quality Cheese’s Rolf Beeler Gruyère and Steiners Hohberg Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP from our Adopt-an-Alp program.
The Winter House pop-up is also planned for New York City in January 2019.
EMP Fondue in Aspen