Tennengauer Almkäse Festival for the 6th time
Last Sunday, July 12, theTennengauer AlmkäseFestival took place for the sixth time in the “GenussRegionTennengauerAlmkäse& Berglamm“. This time all gourmets and cheese lovers met at our GenussWirt, Bio-Berggasthof Bachrain in Scheffau. The inn is situated in a sunny and quiet location on the high plateau Moosegg and is the starting point for hikers and mountain bikers. How great the view is up here you can see in the picture below… just beautiful!
The conditions for the festival were perfect – so the sunny weather, the fantastic mountain scenery and the regional delicacies attracted hundreds of visitors to the Almkäse Festival.
Among the guests were also some guests of honor, such as Deputy Governor Christian Stöckl, Bgm. Anton Kaufmann (Golling), Bgm. Friedrich Strubreiter (Scheffau), Bgm. Wilhelm Wallinger (St. Koloman), GF Hannes Handlechner of Urlaub am Bauernhof as well as GF Franz Pölzleitner of Gästeservice Tennengau.
Start with the GenussMarkt
The festival began at 11:00 with the opening of the GenussMarkt. Here, guests could taste and purchase delicacies from Tennengauer Almkäse & BergLamm. Those who are more interested in the subject of cheese of course had the opportunity to learn more information about the various products and cheese making.
Represented at the GenussMarkt were: Handkäserei Wimmer (Oberalm), organic farm cheese dairy Fürstenhof (Kuchl), farm cheese dairy Schmiedbauer (Bad Vigaun), village cheese dairy Pötzlsberger (Adnet), “goat paradise” Fischhof(Annaberg), GenussBauernhof Sonnleit’n (Abtenau) and the mountain lamb farmer Schlenggenhof with its specialties. With the huge selection of cheese, I did not even know what to try first. In the end, I went home with a whole sack full of regional delicacies from our cheese producers.
Other program highlights
As part of the festival, visitors also had the opportunity to make their own Salzburg Forest Salt with TEH practitioner Christine Brunauer of Unteregg’s Kräutergartl or taste wine at organic vintner Zillinger. A varied children’s program was also provided. Highlights here were the tour of the fallow deer enclosure and the milking competition at the children’s station of Urlaub am Bauernhof.
The guests were musically entertained by the “Weißenbacher Tanzlmusi” from Kuchl. From 13.00 o’clock then the children and youth group of the homeland association Scheffau provided with folk dance and Plattler for a super mood. The guests were totally thrilled by the interludes.
Visitors were spoiled for choice when it came to the selection of culinary delicacies – among other things, they could choose between Kasnock’n with Tennengauer Almkäse, SpinatKas-Knödl, a hearty Kasjaus’n or an oven-fresh Schweinsbratl. I opted for the spinach dumplings – filled with Tennengauer Almkäse – were really totally delicious.
Next GenussMarkt at the Lammertal HayArt Festival
Such a CHEESE, now the feast of feasts is over for the cheese lovers. BUT I have here another great tip for you! Already at the end of August there is the next GenussMarkt with delicacies from Tennengauer Almkäse & Berglamm at the Lammertaler HeuArt-Fest. The festival will take place this year from 28 to 30 August in Russbach. In addition to the enjoyment and craft market, the world’s largest hay figure parade and an extensive entertainment program await you. www.heuart.at
The Almkäse-Fest was really a great event – many thanks to all visitors and participants!!!