01 August 2012
Rumiano Cheese Family Spotlight
Meet Alfred Mathys
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.