Top honors and awards everywhere

September 26, 2016

Our name of the game is “QUALITY”: producers for Quality Cheese Inc. dominated contests in Switzerland and Austria over the last days and amassed (gold) medals and top awards.

At the annual Swiss Cheese Awards in the Vallée de Joux 11 producers who are in our portfolio won a total of 16 (!!!) medals, 8 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze. Christian Oberli, the maker of the Red Witch at the Rislen dairy, won double gold with his entries of Swiss Gold and Nieselberger. Another permanent winner is Ueli Moser: his Charmant won top award in the white mold category. Behind a Bio Gruyère the Gruyère AOP from Didier Germain won silver, this is the cheese that Rolf Beeler ages to a minimum of 16 months.

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Swiss Gold is aged in the cellars of the Rislen dairy for at least a year.

Michel Beroud, maker of the Cru de Rougemont, Tête de Bruni and A1652 was awarded gold (soft cheeses smeared) and silver (white mold, behind Charmant). Click on the link below to see our winner’s list.

We are also extremely proud to be the representative of the Dairy Maran which is part of our Adopt-an-Alp program since its introduction in 2013. As the sole contestant from the program the Alpkäse Maran got the maximum of 20 points at the Alpage Awards of the Canton Grison in Landquart on Thursday, Sept. 22. With nearly 100 entries from 3 countries only 7 other products achieved maximum points.

Walter Niklaus with the 4 golds at the Alpage Olympics in Galtür/Austria.

Walter Niklaus with the 4 golds at the Alpage Olympics in Galtür/Austria.

Over the weekend it got even better for Maran: At the Austrian Alpage Olympics in Galtür with participants from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy cheese maker Walter Niklaus and his crew amassed 4 golds for the Alpkäse, Saffron Brie, Camembert and “Stellentroll”, a new creation of the dairy which is located in Arosa in the Eastern Swiss Alps.

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Diploma for Ruosalp

Ruosalp, on of the 20 Alps in the Adopt-an-Alp program 2016 has joined the award winners. At the annual Alp Cheese Contest of the Canton Uri the Alpkäse from Rousalp received the diploma that only is given for top quality. The judgement panel consists of cheese experts and end consumers. Alp Rousalp is operated by the family of Max Herger.

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