Keeping with our newfound tradition, the Rumiano Cheese Family Spotlight is here! This month, Alfred Mathys is in the hotseat. He is a veteran at the Rumiano Cheese factory in Crescent City, CA, and is a part of one of the most important aspects of the company, cheese making! Originally from Switzerland, Alfred has been an important part of the team for almost 30 years; take an inside look with our latest interview:
Rumiano Cheese Blog: What is your job title and what do you do at Rumiano Cheese Co.?
Alfred Mathys: Cheesemaker, makes cheese.
RCB: Do you have kids? Are you married? Where are you from originally?
AM: No. Yes. Emmental, Switzerland (The Valley of the Big Cheese)
RCB: How did you end up working at the cheese factory?
AM: Because I'm a Cheesemaker and started making cheese in 1964.
RCB: How long have you been working at Rumiano Cheese Co.?
AM: 29 years
RCB: What brought you to Crescent City?
AM: Climate (God's Country)
RCB: Working 6 days a week doesn't leave much time for relaxing, what have you found that brings you the most R&R on your days off?
AM: Reading, Gardening, and going on a sea cruise once or twice a year.
RCB: What is your fondest memory of working at the cheese factory?
AM: To see Rumiano Cheese do very good in National and International cheese competitions.
RCB:What's your favorite cheese and why?
AM: Appenzeller for its taste and texture.
Without a cheese maker, what is a cheese company? Nothing! We are very thankful to have a great mind like Alfred's as a part of the Rumiano team.