Adopt-An-Alp Cheeses are Here!
If you love alpine cheeses or food with a story behind it, this one is for you. We are excited to have Adopt-An-Alp cheeses in the shop now and more coming in December.
What is an Adpot-An-Alp cheese? The movement of people and animals in accordance with the seasons is a centuries old tradition and one that is great for nature and for making delicious cheeses. But spending summers far away from civilization and caring for animals in all seasons and terrains is hard work and a dwindling trade. Adopt-an-Alp unites Alp farmers in Switzerland, where this practice of transhumance has been going on for centuries, and American cheese mongers. We are so excited to be one of those cheese mongers! Through telling the story of each family, sharing photos and updates, we are able to follow our adopted family and herd in Switzerland and see all of the hard work that goes into making an alpine cheese. We are able to support these hardworking farms and then enjoy their spectacular cheese. It's a win-win.
Be on the lookout for these Adpot-An-Alp cow's, sheep's and goat's milk cheeses in the shop.