Alp cheese or mountain cheese?

Alp cheese is not the same as mountain cheese! Alp cheese is only made on the alp during the ‘summering’ season as it is known. The raw milk must come from cows that are free to graze in alp meadows. Mountain cheese, on the other hand, is produced all year round in the village cheese dairies in mountain regions, including during the winter when the animals are kept indoors and fed with hay.