Gourmino - Langnau - Switzerland
Why we chose them
In 2001, in a rather impervious territory, five dairies founded the Gourmino in Langnau, Switzerland, in the Valley of Emme, with the intention of joining forces to market their products. Gourmino deals with the entire supply chain: from milk production to cheese processing and maturing. Milk is harvested only by local breeders, who run their dairies from generation to generation in total respect of nature and animals. They also have chosen not to use silage in order to obtain high quality milk. Cheese production takes place in small farm cheese factories, which still work in the artisanal way, often producing the ferments needed for processing in the same dairy, with a logic very far from that of the large industries dominating the Swiss cheese market. The cheeses are brought to the maturing premises at Langnau where affinage takes place. A short supply chain, to guarantee the quality of cheeses and to preserve the centuries-old tradition of this region of Switzerland.