Their name was chosen in honor of their forefathers of 12-20 generations ago who were farmers and artisan cheesemakers in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps.
Cheese lovers today still appreciate and enjoy the flavorful, good quality cheeses produced by the skilled artisan cheesemakers of the Alps. Their knowledge in agriculture and primitive farmstead cheese making practices gives them a cutting edge. This heritage is handed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Thus in late 2012 when they launched our creamery they chose to pay tribute to these humble farmers and progressive cheesmakers with this name. Hence, the name is born "Alpine Heritage Creamery".
At Alpine Heritage Creamery, they make hand-crafted artisanal cheese using only raw organic milk from 100% grass fed cows. The milk is regularly tested for bacteria to insure that it is of the utmost quality. The rest of the ingredients are simple - cultures, traditional rennet and sea salt.
They are a second generation family run dairy farm with an onsite creamery. They produce and mature their own unique flavor and style of cheeses. This arrangement allows them to have full control of everything the cows eat, the milking process and then the making, maturing and selling of the cheese.
Their cows diet consists only of organic grass, grass hay, and grass haylage. Also, free choice access to minerals to balance their diet. They never eat grain, corn silage, or any soy products. They conscientiously remain GMO free and refrain from the use of any form of antibiotics. They care about our cows and most likely as you read this they are happily grazing on their acres of lush green pastures at home on the farm!