Arnold Walker AG
Mountain cheese from the Great Aletsch Glacier? What at first glance hardly seems to go together – cheese and glacier – complement each other very well in Bitsch in the Upper Valais: In the Jungfrau Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site, lush alpine meadows thrive with vigorous flora, on which the cows particularly enjoy grazing. Their milk then also carries an unmistakable, spicy aroma, which the Walker mountain cheese dairy in Bitsch uses to produce its broad and high-quality Aletsch cheeses. Our Mountain Guide 1865 earned gold at the 2021 Swiss Regional Products Competition.
Managed by Alexander Walker in the second generation and Nicolas Walker in the third generation, Arnold Walker AG (since 1996) has managed in recent years to combine Valais pioneering spirit with values that unite the region and its people: Respect for what exists and thinking ahead in terms of guests, customers and consumers.
In the largest and most modern private cheese dairy in the Valais, the master cheesemakers put a lot of effort into the raw milk that is delivered fresh daily from the region. The master cheesemakers, who are committed to tradition, are constantly creating new specialties. The most recent example is a Valais cream cheese and the Aletsch Larch Gold, two novelties in Valais that continue the tradition of innovation.
The Walker Mountain Dairy processes about half of its annual 6 million liters of milk into raclette cheese, and the rest into mountain and home cheeses as well as specialties such as yogurt. This provides a livelihood for around 60 farming families from the Valais. And not only them: More than 100 employees appreciate the family-like, prosperous working atmosphere at one of the region’s largest private employers – and in their free time, the proximity to the Great Aletsch Glacier. They live and work where others treat themselves to a vacation. This is one of the reasons why an Aletsch cheese from Walker Bergkäserei tastes like a piece of home.
Furkastrasse 164, CH-3982 Bitsch
Telefon: +41 (0)27 928 62 62, Telefax: +41 (0)27 928 62 63