Around 200 family-run farms in the Allgäu supply their milk to Edelweiss. Our dairy farmers are all from the Bavarian Allgäu and the neighbouring Württemberg Allgäu. That means it’s just a short trip from the farm to the factory – which is good news for the environment, too. On average, each of these family farms keeps 45 dairy cows and produces about 340,000 kg milk per year.
Maintaining positive and fair relationships with our milk suppliers is of utmost importance to us. We need to work together in order to make the best products from the best raw ingredients. That means building long-standing partnerships that last for generations.
The Läufle family
The Wassermann family
Benedikt Renz and his family
Our cows are our most important employees. Thanks to the region’s plentiful rainfall, conditions in the Allgäu are ideal for grassland farming. Grass is a natural and species-appropriate source of food; our cows primarily eat grass, grass silage or hay. A small amount of corn silage or concentrated feed may be used to supplement this. Because our cows are grass-fed, they are healthy and produce milk of an outstanding quality.
Our farmers have completely avoided the use of genetically modified fodder since 2012. Regular audits are carried out to make sure that they continue to do so. That means the milk we use to make our products is 100% GMO-free.
All our milk suppliers are certified in accordance with QM-Milch milk standards.
Our farmers have voluntarily committed to being audited by an independent organisation. Audits are carried out on-site at regular intervals. In addition to the quality of the milk, the animal feed, welfare and husbandry are checked, as are a number of other regulatory standards.