Unique milk has a unique home

Molkerei Berchtesgadener Land

Production site
We process milk to the highest standard. Our only production facility located in Piding in the Berchtesgadener Land region. We do not outsource production.
Natural and cultural landscape
We and our farmers do everything we can to protect and preserve the Alpine environment and the many species that live there.
Catchment area
Without exception, all of our milk comes from farms in our cooperative. These are situated in the mountainous Alpine region between Watzmann and Zugspitze, where Germany meets Austria.

Animal welfare

Molkerei Berchtesgadener Land

Free range bonus
Healthy cows are crucial when it comes to milk of the best quality. With a bonus system and a team of advisers, we are committed to the free movement of dairy cows.
Supporting homoeopathy
More and more of our farmers use homoeopathy to promote animal health, reducing the use of antibiotics.
Natural rock salt
Many of our farmers give their cows licks made from natural rock salt that is rich in minerals. The salt comes from a local mine in Berchtesgaden and is a natural way to strengthen the immune system.
Natural feed
Our farmers traditionally feed their animals grass and herbs, be it fresh, dried as hay or as silage. This feed is guaranteed to be free from genetically engineered ingredients. Farmers are required to purchase feed of European origin.

Sustainability

Molkerei Berchtesgadener Land

Natural farming
Our farmers do not use total herbicides such as glyphosate. They work using natural, sustainable methods to help preserve the diversity of grasses and herbs.
Sustainable packaging
We use environmentally friendly packaging, leading the way for others. Our various glass bottles can be reused. Naturally, we choose not to work with PET bottles. In 2017, we also began using cardboard packaging made from renewable raw materials.
Sustainability award
Our efforts to run a responsible and sustainable business were rewarded in 2018 with the German Sustainability Award in the category for medium-sized companies.
Resource conservation
We are efficient with resources in our work. For example, we use waste heat from our production facilities to heat buildings and tap water. We have also built our own power supply centre on the dairy farm for environmentally friendly power generation.

Farmers and cooperative

Molkerei Berchtesgadener Land

Cooperative
We have been organised as a cooperative since our foundation in 1927. We are fully owned by around 1,700 farmers.
Organic pioneers from Bavaria
We have been processing organic milk since 1973. We are Bavaria’s oldest organic dairy.
Small family businesses
Our farmers own 27 cows an average. Such a low number makes it possible to look after the individual needs of each animal.
A shared voice
Our farmers elect representatives who, with the management team, decide on all key issues discussed by the management board and supervisory board.

Fairness

Molkerei Berchtesgadener Land

Naturland Fair certification
In 2010, we became the first dairy and the first German company to be awarded Naturland Fair certification for our Naturland product range. This reflects fair cooperation between the dairy, producers, business partners, employees and consumers.
Fair milk prices
We have been paying our farmers above the average milk price for many years. This is the only way for them to practise extensive farming while preserving the unique natural and cultural landscape.
Fair raw materials
Our fair-trade partners are GEPA, dwp, Grüner Punkt Naturkost and Biokorntakt. They ensure that our products contain organic and fair-trade cocoa, raw cane sugar, bananas and mangos.

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The magazine of the Molkerei Berchtesgadener Land dairy

(Available in German language only)

 

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Our dairy

Created by generations

Our only production site is located in Piding in the Berchtesgadener Land region. Here we produce the best Alpine milk specialties following the most stringent quality standards.

Our product range

A commitment to home and origin

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