Michael Hanke

Village Dairy Combremont

“Growing up in a cheese-making family in the Allgäu, cheese-making is in my genes. Before I took over my own business, I wanted to learn from the best in every discipline. That’s why I worked in different companies – from small to industrial – in 5 different countries.

I learned from the big ones how to make processes efficient or how important it is to be close to the market; from the small ones which factors play a key role for top cheese quality, etc.

In Combremont, I continue to live my passion, bring all my acquired knowledge together and realize a long-time vision with the takeover of the company.”

CHARACTERISTICS
My business is set up efficiently and flexibly, and with my creativity and knowledge, there is hardly a specialty cheese I can't make.
DAIRY
since 1851 (or even older)
PRODUCTION
190 tons Le Gruyère AOP and 35 tons specialty cheese
MILK SUPPLIERS
13
MILK VOLUME
2'100'000 kg
LEISURE
"Spending time with my partner Camille and our 2 kids"
AWARDS
WCCC 2nd award in the categorie goat cheese