Organic cow cheese from AlterMonts

1,55 kg/scatola

Organic cow cheese from AlterMonts

1,55 kg/scatola

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Specifiche
Contenuto della scatola: 1 scatola contiene 1.55kg di organic cow cheese
Razza: Montbeliarde, Prim'holstein, Jersaise
Organic soft Tome (about 750g, wrapped in cling film): pressed raw milk cheese that is ripened over 6 to 8 weeks; its rind is orange; a young, creamy and smooth cheese with a delicate taste; to be consumed on a platter or cooked, especially tasty when stuffed in puff pastry or ravioli
Organic Lairdesmonts (about 800g, wrapped in cling film): pressed raw milk cheese that ripens for at least 4 months; it has an orange crust and a little drier texture than the Tome; it has holes that are created during ripening; it is appreciated for its sweet aromas and light nutty flavour; best consumed as part of a platter or melted on and in pies and gratins
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2020
We advise you to taste them at room temperature to reveal the best of their aromas
For good storage, we recommend you keep it in the refrigerator in its packaging or any other container suitable for cheese; in this way, it can last up to 4 weeks
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Adrien Mazet
My name is Adrien Mazet, I am 35 years old, and thanks to my grandfather and my uncle, I had the chance to grow up with dairy cows. After studying in the scientific field, I chose to join the agricultural world out of a passion for the farming profession. In 2012, I was able to settle on my in-laws' small farm in Chazelles-sur-Lyon in the Monts du Lyonnais by creating a production workshop for yoghurt and dessert creams made with the milk we produce. After 10 years, the farm has evolved a lot. Today we are 4 partners: Caroline, Matthieu, Gautier and myself, and 2 employees: Stéphanie and Sebastien. We are passionate about livestock and the agricultural world and very happy to work together. One of the advantages of our profession is that it is very varied, and this is something that we enjoy. The four farm associates are versatile. We all participate in the milking, working on the crops, looking after the animals and the many administrative tasks! We have strong faith in collective structures and that is why we built the AlterMonts collective cheese factory in 2019 with 3 other farms in the Monts du Lyonnais. By creating this cheese factory, we had the ambition to re-localise our organic milk processing. It had sometimes been travelling many kilometres before being transformed into cheese or bottled and sometimes transformed into milk powder - a very industrialised and energy-intensive product! Therefore, we aim to contribute to the necessary metamorphosis of the French, European or even global agricultural system in which our products are treated as premier raw materials. We also believe that the farming trade must be elevated, and this must involve a fair remuneration for our work, which is one of the pillars of AlterMonts! We would like to offer you our cheeses via CrowdFarming because we are always open to ideas in our organic production methodology, and we share the vision of fair salary for the entire sector. The combined logistics also seem consistent to us so that we can reduce our carbon impact while offering our products to geographically wide market.
AlterMonts
AlterMonts is a farm-based, organic and collective cheese factory! It results from 6 years of pondering and discussion, then 2 years of mental and physical construction by 9 farmers from 4 farms in the Monts du Lyonnais. Our farms are family farms that have been producing milk for several decades! The Monts du Lyonnais is a lively and dynamic territory of small hills between Lyon and St Etienne. It is a milk production centre and a consumer base we care very much about and wish to boost. We are doing this by re-localising a small part of the dairy processes for the milk produced here. This is why we have included the name of this territory, “Monts”, in the name of the cheese factory, and the prefix “Alter” underlines the alternative and innovative side of our structure (We are the only organic, farm-based and collective cheese factory within a radius of 200km!). To limit milk transportation, we have set up our cheese factory in the centre of our four farms in Saint-Denis-sur-Coise. Additionally, to limit our environmental impact in this area, we transport milk in a truck that runs on natural gas for vehicles from a methane plant near our cheese factory. Our 4 farms produce certified organic milk with 4 herds of dairy cows that we are committed to pasturing for at least 8 months out of 12. During the other 4 months, they eat the fodder we produce during the summer and stay in the livestock buildings. We supplement our cows' food with the grain we produce and maize that we buy from farms in the region. We also produce some heritage varieties of wheat that we process into flour and sell locally. AlterMonts is a structure that makes it possible to create jobs (2 employees for the moment) and to perpetuate jobs on our farms (our 4 farms employ 13 people) by ensuring fair remuneration for the milk we produce and, therefore, we can live with dignity. AlterMonts is a cheese factory, but we have also chosen to make it a tool for agro-ecological and societal transition. To achieve this we have committed ourselves to a common set of guidelines. The first pillar is organic farming, but we wanted to supplement it with elements not taken into account by this label. In particular, we are committed to ensuring that farms are energy producers with the presence of photovoltaic panels, as well as replanting hedges to limit erosion and foster biodiversity. To encourage the latter, we use heritage seeds for our grain and maize crops. We also engage in green waste recovery and tillage control practices to store carbon and improve soil life. Indeed, current research shows that intensive farming practices (use of pesticides, fertilisers, deep ploughing, etc.) have destroyed soil life. By incorporating green waste (ground plant matter from landfills) into our soil, we are seeking to increase the level of organic matter it contains in order to feed the fauna (earthworms and other microorganisms) that live in it.
Informazioni tecniche
Indirizzo
AlterMonts, Chazelles-sur-Lyon, FR
Altitudine
530m
Dimensione
70ha
La Squadra
2 women and 3 men
Dimensione della mandria
67
Tecniche di coltivazione
Organic Farming
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