Swiss Alp cheese. Where tradition ripens into pleasure

The Swiss Alps. Up here, in rugged nature and far from bustling streets, a world-renowned cheese is created. As long ago as the Roman occupation cheese was produced with sour milk. Then in the Middle Ages rennet cheese established itself in the monasteries and on the alps, where in the 16th century the number of animals grazed increased steadily.

Hundreds of different herbs, crystal-clear water and pure mountain air make alp cheese an experience that goes far beyond the palate. But this is not the only reason why alp cheese is so special. For it can only bear the designation Alpkäse when it is produced with milk from cows, goats or sheep grazing on the alp. And unlike mountain cheese it is produced only in summer and only on the alp.

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Alpaufzug auf die Alp Empächli

Wann soll es losgehen? Zu dieser Frage wird sich immer genau beraten, bevor die Alpsaison startet. Und dann ist es plötzlich so weit. Katharina berichtet vom Alpaufzug auf die Alp Empächli.

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Sarganserländer alp cheese soup

A typical Älpler dish from olden times.

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** 18.6. ** Begriffe rund ums Käsen

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** 23.6. ** Sennenauszeit

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** MUSTER Rezept ** Brisolée

A traditional dish for autumn with chestnuts

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** MUSTER Blog ** So geht Nachhaltigkeit auf der Alp

Nachhaltigkeit auf einer Alp hat viele Facetten – von den Kühen, über die Käseherstellung bis hin zu den Alpwiesen. Was Älplerin Jessica für die Umwelt tut erfahren Sie im Blogbeitrag.

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Alp stories

Livia, Melanie, Katharina, Mélanie, Jessica and Raphael write about their lives on and for the alp.

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About alp cheese

The history of alp cheese. Traditional methods. What types of alp cheese are there and where can I find them? And you can cook with alp cheese too!

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Experience the alp

Travel on the map through Switzerland virtually and soon visit a real alp.

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