The cows are back down in the valley's and the farmers cleaned up their summer places and left. Alp Maran received 4 gold medals for their alp cheeses and they had the first snow. That means that we will get our raclette cheese from Alp Maran soon!
Finally, there is some cooler weather in Arosa. While at some alps, the transhumance was cut short due to excessive heat and drought, Alp Maran was lucky that the situation wasn't as bad. They still get about 3300 l (870 gallon) of milk every day and produce around 60 wheels of Alpkäse Maran.
On a recent visit to "our" alp we had the chance to take a look what the steps are to make cheese, specifically Raclette cheese. We are trying to explain the process of cheese making in this blog post.