KASESWISS LEADS THE CELEBRATION AS SWITZERLAND'S ALPINE PASTURE SEASON SECURES UNESCO INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE STATUS
Zürich, 13 December 2023 – KÄSESWISS, a trailblazer in the importation of Swiss alpage cheese to the UK since its inception in 2003, proudly acknowledges the recent UNESCO recognition of Switzerland's "Alpine Pasture Season" as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
This prestigious inclusion marks a significant moment for Swiss cultural heritage, celebrating the centuries-old Alpine Pasture Season tradition that has been an integral part of the country's identity. Natural alpage cheese is only made possible by a special combination of environment, animals, and people, so this recognition helps to bring an understanding of the importance of alpine cheese to a greater audience. Käseswiss, having played a pivotal role in introducing Swiss alpage cheese to the UK, stands at the forefront of preserving and promoting these time-honoured traditions.
Since its establishment, Käseswiss has been committed to not only providing high-quality alpage cheese but also serving as a cultural ambassador, highlighting the importance of maintaining and cherishing alpine farming traditions. The company's dedication to showcasing the uniqueness of high-altitude summer produced cheese aligns seamlessly with the essence of the recently honoured Alpine Pasture Season.
Käseswiss extends heartfelt congratulations to Switzerland for this well-deserved recognition by UNESCO. The inclusion of the Alpine Pasture Season on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list is a testament to the rich tapestry of Swiss heritage. We hope that this addition to the cultural heritage list will enable alpine cheesemakers to continue the legacy of their family traditions, following Alpine farming practices and ethical animal husbandry in the production of extraordinary summer alpage cheese.