1923

Rudolf Hirschhuber – born in Weerberg at the „Leachhof“ buys the cheese dairy in Schlitters and the „Fiechterhof“ with about 50 dairy cows

1940

Rudolf Hirschhuber dies

...his two sons Hans and Rudolf and widow Theresia Hirschhuber run the business.

1944

Hans Hirschhuber marries Marianne, née  „Watscher“, they have seven children.

1956

Rudolf Hirschhuber becomes the farmer at the „Brixner“

1958

The cheese dairy is pulled down.

A in those days modern cheese dairy is built.

The annual milk delivery amounts to about 4 MM kg.

A small „Milchtrinkstube“ (parlour where milk is served) is established unique throughout a widespread area.

1968

The cheese dairy in Weerberg is built.

The annual milk delivery to Weerberg amounts to approx. 4 MM kg.

1975 - 1977

The Gasthof „Zum Senner“ is built with a cheese storage cellar in the basement.

1981

A sensation in those days – the construction of a free barn for approx. 100 cattle.

1985

The cheese dairy in Weerberg is closed and the milk is delivered to the dairy in Schlitters.

The cheese dairy in Schlitters is enlarged and renovated.

From this point on approx. 9,5 MM kg milk are processed in Schlitters.

Up until 1985 exclusively Emmentaler was produced. From then on more and more Bergkäse (Alpine) was produced> Todays apportionment is:
Bergkäse (Alpine) approx. 90 % and Emmentaler approx. 10 %

1994

Hans Hirschhuber dies

The cheese dairy and the farm are run by his son Alois.

Son Raimund inherits the Gasthof „Zum Senner“

2004 - 2005

A new modern maturing storage is built

The old maturing store is shut down

Alois Hirschhuber and his son Hansjörg together with 10 employees process approx. 10 MM kg milk annually.

2007

Organic certification for the production and the maturing storage

Start of organic Heumilch cheese production with approx. 1,5 MM kg organic Heumilch/year

2012

The dairy receives a „facelift“:

- the building’s facade is renewed and insulated
- a flexible and cutting-edge feedthrough press system replaces the old turning presses
- all production areas are fully air conditioned

   

Contact

Bergkäserei Zillertal

6262 Schlitters | HNr. 58
Tirol | Austria
 
Phone.: +43 (0) 5288 72362 - 0
Fax:     +43 (0) 5288 72362 - 18

Email: HIER KLICKEN
 

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