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Perspectives and stories about Emmi, our products and the people behind of it all.

Toni yogurt: the iconic product goes regional and gets personal

#Brands | 12 November 2021 - The popular Toni yoghurt has been wowing customers for almost 40 years. Now “the icon in a glass jar” is going regional and getting personal, with milk from Emmental produced by selected Emmi farmer ambassadors.

A very special “eco-cheese” network

#Sustainability | 29 October 2021 - In Kaltbach, new photovoltaic systems are supplying electricity for its cave-aged range of speciality cheeses. This means that the milk produced by farmer ambassador Marcel Arnold, which is brought to the Schlierbach cheese dairy and then refined as Emmentaler AOP in Kaltbach, passes through three places where photovoltaic systems are used on the journey to its final destination. The cave-aged Kaltbach masterpieces are therefore also sun-ripened, in a way.

From organic to Demeter: Blum family

#Sustainability | 22 October 2021 - The Blum family from Roggliswil in the canton of Lucerne is converting their farm, "Honig", from organic to Demeter production. In the farm portrait, Thomas Blum explains what it actually means to produce Demeter products.

Nothing works without team “Blue”

#People | 8 October 2021 - Emmi is white – dairy products and employees dressed in white. Not entirely: there's also team "Blue", the technicians. They often go unnoticed until a machine breaks down and their help is needed. However, their work is not only vital, but also exciting.

#Sustainability “We will only achieve our goal by working together”

24 September 2021 - With a new overarching approach, Emmi wants to harmonise economic, social and environmental aspects even more closely in future. But how can climate action be reconciled with dairy farming? We asked Peter Meier, Head of Milk and Cream Purchasing Switzerland.

#People “Be brave and take a chance”

10 September 2021 - Karin Langensand is someone who asks a lot of questions and can remember almost anything. The trained chemist has had an amazing career at Emmi as a result, and is now Deputy Head of Logistics.

#Sustainability Renewable energy from the farm: the Arnold family

#Sustainability | 27 August 2021 - At the Arnold family home in Wikon, it’s not just the salad that comes fresh from the garden. A large part of the energy is also produced directly on the farm.

#Brands Fact Friday: 10 exciting (Emmi) yogurt facts

13 August 2021 - Emmi produces around 55,000 tonnes of yogurt in Switzerland each year. Reason enough to take a closer look at this popular dairy product and share more than just this exciting (Emmi) yogurt fact.

“A challenge that’s addictive”

#Sustainability - 30 July 2021 | There is a lot going on in terms of sustainability at Emmi's Langnau site: heat is recovered, waste is recycled and water is saved. Employees who are enthusiastic about sustainability and really step on the gas are important.

#People Openness as the key to success

23 July 2021 - Mohamed Ben Abdelmalek began his professional career at Emmi’s Tunisian subsidiary Vitalait as a machine operator for fresh products. Now he works in administration. The 39-year-old wants to seek out new challenges.

#People “Emmi’s like a family to me”

19 July 2021 - Gil, Rafael, Chiara and Georg: four apprentices who have completed their training at Emmi talk about their best Emmi moments and the exciting experiences they have had.

#Brands Winter milk or summer milk – which is better?

16 July 2021 - You are what you eat, as the saying goes. Is this also true for cows that eat hay in the winter and fresh grass in the summer? Let us clear things up for you.

#Brands Fact Friday: 10 exciting (Emmi) milk facts

9 July 2021 - Did you know that up to 150,000 cheese wheels are stored in the heart of the Kaltbach caves, that several hundred thousand people in Switzerland work with milk and dairy products, and that 9 litres of this already come from sustainable production? These aren’t only exciting (Emmi) milk facts we’re revealing to you on today’s “Fact Friday”.

Holiday on the farm: the Wymann family

#Sustainability - 2 July 2021 | We introduce our Emmi farmer ambassadors in the video portrait series “Our farmer ambassadors”. Today, it’s the turn of the Wymann family from Oberburg. Here, you can see the cows being milked and pitch in yourself before tucking in to a delicious farm breakfast.

#People Emmi subsidiary in Tunisia supports small farmers

25 June 2021 - Milk processor Vitalait in Tunisia offers dairy farmers prospects and promotes sustainable, regional milk production through a foundation. This encompasses topics such as the careful cultivation of soil and the economical use of water.

#People Someone who seizes every opportunity

18 June 2021 - Daniel Seiler has worked as a diving instructor, waiter, tour guide and lorry driver. Then he became a team leader in logistics in Emmen and today he continues to develop the transport systems. The 52-year-old embraces change and tackles new challenges head-on.

#Brands The number one cheese: mozzarella

11 June 2021 - The most popular cheese in Switzerland isn’t Emmentaler, Tilsiter or Gruyère. Mozzarella beats them all, particularly in summer when people like to eat Mediterranean-style food. But it is actually an oddity among cheeses.

#Brands Goat’s milk: Does it have to “stink a bit”?

1 June 2021 - Today, 1 June, is World Milk Day, which is reason enough to talk about milk. For once, let’s turn our attention to goat’s milk. Many people love its signature taste, while others turn up their noses. Why is that? And how does goat’s milk differ from cow’s milk?

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Fresh from the farm: the Stalder family

#Sustainability - 28 May 2021 | We introduce our farmer ambassadors in the video portrait series “Our farmer ambassadors”. Today, it’s the turn of the Stalder family from Nottwil. The 24-hour vending machine offers fresh milk, crisp fruit and sweet berries.

#People Co-pilots for managers

14 May 2021 - Emmi’s nine executive assistants are a bit like the company's behind-the-scenes managers. For it all to work, trust and strong relationships are needed – both of which are closely linked to Emmi’s culture of appreciation.

#People “The adventure of a lifetime”

7 May 2021 - They already believed in organic produce and sustainability 25 years ago: the founders of our Cowgirl Creamery subsidiary, Peggy Smith and Sue Conley. Their pioneering work has created a successful company which, with a new team, wants to continue to grow and win over new customers with specialities produced by hand.

#People Dari explains

30 April 2021 - How to be happy at Emmi over the long term and what an Emmi moment means to him.

#People Learning on the farm: Pfefferli family

23 April 2021 - In the video portrait series “Our Farmer Ambassadors”, we regularly introduce one of our farmer ambassadors. Today, the Pfefferli family's "Lernort Bauernhof" educational farm is in the spotlight. Judith and Franz Pfefferli welcome school classes and offer a farm playgroup, seasonal courses and gardening courses for children.

Vegan products with Swiss oats

#Company - 16 April 2021 | This has never been seen in Switzerland before: a chilled vegan coffee drink made with Swiss oat milk. There are also other products under the “beleaf” brand, which are made from Swiss ingredients.

#People "I like to try new things"

9 April 2021 - At age 30, she is the first woman at Emmi to head a department in production. A department with an all-male staff. She admits she still makes mistakes, but also knows what she's capable of. Her motto is: you should never have to wonder “what if?"

#Company Transport yourself to the Engadin mountains, one spoon at a time

26 March 2021 - Together with Engadin star chef Dario Cadonau, Lataria Engiadinaisa (LESA) is launching three new yogurt creations. The ingredients are sourced primarily from the Engadin and the surrounding region and bring a breath of mountain air to the table.

#People Yusuf explains

19 March 2021 - What makes his job as a machine operator exciting and varied and how it is a great way to start a career.

#Brands Eat less sugar without sacrificing enjoyment this Lent

12 March 2021 - Many intend to do it, but only few actually see it through: giving up something for Lent. Sugar is pretty high on the list of things people choose to give up. But that doesn't mean you have to give up great-tasting food. We've got some great ideas for treating yourself during Lent.

Inspiration for healthy and quick lunches when you're working from home

#Brands - 24 February 2021 | Going to the canteen, the restaurant or picking up a roll at the bakery over lunch - that was once the case. In the home office, we have to wield the wooden spoon ourselves. How can you whip up a healthy lunch in no time? We show you how. We also have some tricks up our sleeve for those who don’t like to cook.

#People Sihem explains

11 February 2021 - Why she never played with Barbie dolls and preferred to build Lego. She talks about why her job as an automation technician at Emmi brings a smile to her face.

#Company Construction of new Emmen cheese dairy

3 February 2021 - A completely new, state-of-the-art, resource-saving cheese dairy is being built at the Emmen site for a cost of CHF 50 million. The investment provides numerous farmers with long-term prospects. For Emmi, it is a commitment to Switzerland as a business location and to the cheese industry.

#Sustainability Leftovers from the holiday feast? The refrigerator guide

6 January 2021 - Every year, around 300 kilograms of food per Swiss resident are thrown away. It doesn’t have to be like this. With the right refrigerator system, food and leftovers from even lavish holiday menus will keep for longer.

#Sustainability 90 % of our milk is sustainable and cows have names

9 December 2020 - Emmi is a pioneer of the “swissmilk green” sustainability standard for the Swiss dairy industry. Today, nine out of every ten litres of milk that we process in Switzerland are sustainably produced. To further improve animal welfare, environmental protection and prospects for farmers, we are extending our commitment to sustainable milk to our activities beyond Switzerland.

It's time to get melting again!

#Brands - 2 December 2020 | Potatoes with raclette, bread with fondue – why do we always use the same ingredients? If we take a look at what people do abroad, we have plenty of room for imagination. Plus, we reveal what good raclette cheese has got to do with a ball of wool.

#People Changing jobs during the crisis

18 November 2020 - Emily King’s duties as a marketing specialist at Emmi Roth were seriously affected by the pandemic.

#Brands Less is more

5 November 2020 - Emmi Caffè Latte is our best known and most successful product. It has become the benchmark in its category since its launch 15 years ago, which is why the recipes have to date been left basically untouched.

#Company From the Kaltbach cave to your doorstep – at the click of a mouse

28 October 2020 - Measuring 2.3 kilometres and with space for more than 100,000 cheeses, the scale of the Kaltbach cave is breathtaking – just like the unique flavour of the cheese that is aged there.

#Sustainability Gerber Fondue is often good after

29 September 2020 - We throw away too much food that's actually still good to eat. Gerber Fondue has been popular for decades because it tastes great and has a long shelf life.

What happens when you brown milk?

# Brands - 23 September 2020 | Browned milk smells strange and is annoying when it happens at home. However, in some cases this procedure is quite intentional and makes for a delightful taste.

#People The story of: Jakob

21 September 2020 - We are proud of our corporate culture. It is as unique as the people who work for Emmi. One of our goals is to actively promote the further development of our co-workers.

#Sustainability "Topless" for the environment

17 September 2020 - Emmi is removing the extra plastic lids on dairy products like cream and crème fraîche.

#People On the road with Eli

10 September 2020 - After one year in loading, distribution and picking, it's time to start driving lessons in the 40-tonne lorry, and then at 18 they're ready to complete transport orders independently: our budding road haulage specialists.

#Brands What's the purpose of salt in cheese?

02 September 2020 - Sometimes it's the simple questions that yield the most interesting answers. First, the basics: Salt has to do with microflora, with disinfection and with sensory aspects.

The story of: Marlon

#People 19 - August 2020 | We are proud of our corporate culture. It is as unique as the people who work for Emmi. One of our goals is to actively promote the further development of our co-workers.

#Company Digitalisation: the cultural change is already under way
#People The story of: Nicole

29 July 2020 - We are proud of our corporate culture. It is as unique as the people who work for Emmi. One of our goals is to actively promote the further development of our co-workers.

#Brands Why isn’t ice cream rock hard?

15 July 2020 - When you take a steak out of the freezer, it’s as hard as a rock. But ice cream isn’t – why is that? Sugar and the freezing process are the secret to light, creamy ice cream.

#People The story of: Simon

24 June 2020 - We are proud of our corporate culture. It is as unique as the people who work for Emmi. One of our goals is to actively promote the further development of our co-workers.

Immune booster

#Brands - 17 June 2020 | Functional and personalised nutrition can help support the immune system.

#People The story of: Urs

27 May 2020 - We are proud of our corporate culture. It is as unique as the people who work for Emmi. One of our goals is to actively promote the further development of our co-workers.

#Sustainability Protein: it’s almost everywhere

19 May 2020 - Protein is hugely popular. Whether they’re young, old, sporty, leisurely, body-conscious – many consumers value a protein-rich diet.

#Sustainability Dairy products are often good for longer...

12 May 2020 - ... than it says on the best-before date. This date is only an indicator of quality. It is by no means a use-by date, after which an item of food should no longer be consumed.

#Company #Sustainability Emmi Sustainability Award 2019

30. April 2020 - Sustainable yogurt pot wins

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The fifth wave

#Brands - 6 April 2020 | Coffee is a consumable commodity with a long history. At the beginning of the 20th century the ‘black gold’ was only available to wealthy people as a luxury product. But since then, the coffee business has developed in waves.

#Sustainability The fight against plastic

23 March 2020 - Single-use packaging - especially plastic - is becoming increasingly frowned upon.

#Brands You are what you eat

11 March 2020 - Flexitarian, fruitarian, vegetarian, vegan. The list of nutritional plans and diets just keeps getting longer and longer.

#People Four at once

2 February 2020 - In Ostermundigen, four young women are training to become road transport specialists – a remarkable state of affairs.

#Brands Käsewähe – a treat for the taste buds and a great way to use up leftovers

3 February 2020 - Winter is raclette and fondue season. However, the absolute classic cheese dish for February is Käsewähe, a savoury cheese tart.

From baker to head of the mozzarella production team

#People - 20 January 2020 | In an increasingly digital and international world, our jobs are changing fast as well. Emmi and its employees are constantly developing to stay fit for the future. Among them is Manuela Steiner.

#Brands Start the new year with plenty of protein

6 January 2020 - We've all been there: after overindulging during the holidays, we want to get back on track as quickly as possible by doing more exercise and eating healthier.

#Company Emmi Landquart: 100 million kilograms of milk made into cheese

16 December 2019 - The cheese production facility in Landquart specialising in raclette cheese has surpassed the 100 million mark.

#Brands "Alles in Butter?" – Everything good?

9 December 2019 - Christmastime is cookie time – which means butter time: Despite the fitness and health trend, many people cannot do without butter on their bread or in their baked goods.

#Brands A drink that regulates the system

1st November 2019 - The season of roasted nuts, chocolate, mulled wine, gingerbread and decadent menus will soon be upon us.

‘I’m down-to-earth – that fits with Emmi’

#People - 2 December 2019 | While Emmi Caffè Latte is at fewer ski races this winter, we are now the main sponsor of ski star Wendy Holdener. She’s very much enjoying the world of Emmi, she tells us at a photo shoot. And ‘Wendy fever’ has taken hold in Ostermundigen, too – the plant has produced 1.5 million special edition ‘Caffè Wendy’ coffees.

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