Local products are very popular, particularly since everyone knows how much value South Tyroleans-Südtiroler place on their living space within nature. Organically grown products are carefully processed and sold fresh from the farm. Meat and dairy products come from animals that are raised with farming methods that are appropriate for the species and then processed into fine specialties using artisanal skill. Trust is quickly built with local producers, and sometimes one farmer or butcher or another will even let visitors watch as products are prepared.
At the cheese dairy, which is situated in Valdaora di Sopra, they produce cheese out of organic milk of the goats. On the farm Unterhölzlhof they breed the Deutsche Edelziege, a type of German goat race producing very precious and healthy milk. Goat milk is easily digestible and suitable for people suffering from an allergy towards cow milk.
The products of the Unterhölzlhof are the following: semi-hard cheese as well as herb cheese of different maturing stages.
In the cheese making process they pay attention to every detail to obtain organic cheese. On request guests can also taste the cheese sorts and get to know the cheese making process.
The cheese production starts in April and ends in November for this reason the cheese can be bought directly at the farm or ordered per mail just in this period.
At Lerchnhof, situated in Olang, they mainly care about hazel fruits and berries. The farm produces sweet cherries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.
Furthermore, it is also possible to find some rarities like, for example, the so-called “Tayberry” (which is an hybrid between the blackberry and the raspberry), white raspberries, blackberries and gooseberry.
Since Summer 2013 Lechnhof is also specialised in birch sugar: to know more about its healthy properties and the range of products, you can easily visit the following link. Lerchnhof