Cheesemaking tradition since 1883 I am Urs Leuenberger, master cheese maker and head of operations at the Vorderfultigen mountain cheese dairy. In the hilly Gantrisch region between Bern, Fribourg, and Thun, I make 6-7 rounds of Le Gruyère AOP and some “Jùscht” wheels for Gourmino every day. My dairy farmers are all within a distance of 1 kilometer from here so I can actually see the cows grazing from the cheese dairy.
I used to make Emmentaler AOP. Due to the merger of two cheese dairies, I had to give up my own cheese dairy and after that I worked as a department manager at an industrial milk processor for 12 years.
I am that much more appreciative now that I am able to follow my passion for cheese craftsmanship and the associated quality standards and once again be in a commercial operation.