Alpine farming in Sölden
Delicious mountain cheese, meat from Tyrolean grey cattle & lot more
This is unique in Ötztal and a speciality when you come and visit the Gampe Thaya – a mobile cheese factory at the alpine cabin. In the summer the cows are grazing and providing us with fresh milk, which will at once made to cheese and after the ripening process, it is served.
The Tyrolean grey cattle spend the summer right in front of the Gampe Thaya and enjoys the best grass up there, as well as many herbs and flowers. You can probably imagine that these happy cows give the best milk. This milk is used for making cheese. Jakob, the farmer and host at the Gampe Thaya produces the cheese from 100% raw milk from the Tyrolean grey cattle.
Sharp mountain cheese at Gampe Thaya and for home
Of course, you can taste this delicious cheese when visiting the Gampe Thaya . With the Marende – traditional snack – on bread or with Käsespätzle or cheese dumplings and much more. At the small shop Gampe Ladele you can also buy a piece of the mountain cheese to bring back home.
Fresh products from the mountains
Next to the cheese manufacture also the meat is manufactured. The meat from the Tyrolean grey cattles will be manufactured into sausages, Carpaccio and Kaminwurzen (dried sausages). It is also used for preparing soups and dishes like Tiroler Gröstl. Another typical Tyrolean product is made on the mountain pasture. With a traditional process, Sauerkraut is prepared.
Gampe Thaya in a few words…
… alpine farming in Sölden from June until September
…hosted by Family Prantl since the year 2000
… located on 2.000 m over sea level in the beautiful landscape of Sölden, Tirol
… tyrolean kitchen with typical dishes made from ingredients of the own farm and local farmers
… 13 milk cows from the breed tyrolean grey cattle
… approx. 18.000 litres of milk is processed into 1.800 kg mountain cheese “Gampe Kaas”
Taste the tyrolean kitchen on the mountain pasture Gampe Thaya – send your table inquiry.