Alpine Heritage Creamery

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersParadise, PA
ProductsCheese
Websitewww.alpineheritagecreamery.com
Market AreaPA, FL, web sales
Total Score1590

They write: “Here at Alpine Heritage Creamery we use only raw organic milk from 100% grass fed cows. Our herd is currently 100% A2-A2. The cows are part of the family here on the farm and we care for them as such. With each of them receiving a personal name at birth they quickly learn that life is enjoyable and there is so much to do in the lifetime of a cow.

Things such as exploring every corner of these vast luscious meadows with their friends and playing their “calf tag” games immediately become a part of their daily routine. They truly are a happy family.

The cows come into the barn twice a day for milking and that is the milk we use to make our cheese. With the creamery being located here on the farm we have full control over the process beginning from the cows’ diet, the milking process and then the producing and ripening of a healthy, delicious cheese that will always have you coming back for more!

The ingredients for all our cheeses are simple: Milk, cheese cultures, traditional rennet and pure salt. We use organic seasonings for the flavored cheeses.”

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 2700)1590
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure100Family-owned farm
Milk Supply100Single farm
Organic Production70Markets both organic and conventional
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification85PCO
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed90100% grass fed
Soy Free Ration?Yes
Pasture100Excellent pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate100Under 10%
Replacements100Closed herd
Calves100Raised with nurse cows for 6-9 mos.
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support90Personnel visit regularly
Procurement of Ingredients90Purchase cheese cultures
Extra Credit175Very transparent -- submitted OSP; 100% grass fed and produces all feed on-farm