Our friend and foodwriter Janet Fletcher in California installed a new blog on her Planet Cheese. The contribution of her first guest, Mateo Kehler of Jasper Hill Farms, is a MUST READ. Here is the link to “Cheesemaking’s Existential Moment”.
We just got our first batch of Petit Vaccarinus, the Vacherin Mont d’Or specially made for Quality Cheese. Cut open it doesn’t just look great, paired with our homemade bread it is literally to die for.
Adopt-an-Alp was present at a 3-Day-Seminar at the Culinary Institute of America in Poughkeepsie through to our membership with the host “The Society of Fellows”, a CIA Alumni organization. The presence of over 170 fellows allowed for intense networking.
Amongst them was Michael Polier, CEO and founder of “The Food Exchange” and initiator of the Adopt-an-Alp launch party in Los Angeles on November 5.
Monday, November 5, 2018 will be a historic day for the Adopt-an-Alp program. Together with our friend and partner Michael Polier from “The Food Exchange” and the Culinary Institute of America we will host a Launch Party at the Greenbar Distillery in Los Angeles. The event is by invitation only. Details below:
The date is set: On September 15 the first batches of the Vacherin Mont-d’Or will be released. So customers in the US can order the Petit Vaccarinus from that date on. One week later the official release party will be held around the Lake of Joux. That day the farmers will bring their animals down for the end of transhumance 2018 in the Jura mountains.
The Vacherin Mont-d’Or is not only one of the most searched cheeses, its production is the most meticulously observed and controlled. Beside weekly controls the AOP has introduced a new website based control which is considered the newest step in traceability from production to sales.
Here are the different steps:
Enter date of milk delivery and analysis of the milk
Enter the required data during the production process
Enter the data when the cheese goes into the cellars for affinage
Enter the data during affinage
Verification and control of all the entries before cheese is released