Our family business has changed a lot over the years. We started out as a small village cheese dairy in 1905, now we produce in state-of-the-art facilities and export to numerous countries all over the world. Together with our 450 employees, we are constantly developing new, creative ideas for our cheese specialities.
A few things have stayed the same though. The milk still comes from surrounding farms. Our master cheese-makers still make regional, natural and high-quality products with their experience and passion. And of course, everything still revolves around Camembert – the basis for almost all our products such as Baked Camembert, long shelf life Camembert and Brie, BBQ cheese specialties and breaded cheese meals, as well as snacks.
The secret ingredient in good cheese is milk – therefore, we only use 100 percent genuine Alpine milk, which comes from about 250 farms in the region. The farthest farm is only 50 km away from our facilities. Thereby keeping our transport routes short and the milk fresh. We pay an above-average milk price and offer support, advice and training on topics such as hygiene, animal welfare and legal regulations. By doing so, we can maintain a fair and cooperative relationship with our dairy farmers, some of which have been working with us for generations.
The quality of the milk, but also of all other raw materials, is continuously checked by our laboratory, especially upon delivery. Our suppliers must have a GFSI certificate (IFS, BRC, SSFC 22000), and they are regularly audited by us. The origin of all products must be traceable. In addition, an annual evaluation of our suppliers takes place.
The Alpenhain quality promise: We value a natural approach. Since 2010, we have consistently avoided the use of flavour enhancers, preservatives and colouring.
In cooperation with our longstanding technology suppliers and our sister company ALPMA, the world market leader in cheese making technology, we have developed a broad foundation of tailor-made production processes for our cheese making. After initial pilot test conducted in our company, the innovative technologies have often prevailed in the industry. Our work is always based on current food science findings and the latest market trends resulting in: perfectly coordinated products of excellent quality as the basis for long-term, joint business success.
Quality comes first. In addition to using the best raw materials, modern technology and complete product control, we rely heavily on our employees. This is the reason we surpass the high-quality standards confirmed by regular audits, and also achieve top marks.