WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF WOERLE CHEESE FACTORY, THE MANUFACTURER OF HAPPY COW CHEESE?
A look back into the second half of the 19th century: The dairy industry was just being discovered in Germany`s Allgäu region, as was the art of cheesemaking. By 1874, master cheese crafter Johann Baptist Woerle, who was born in Allgäu, had already registered a commercial cheese enterprise in Rosenheim, Germany. Sales opportunities, however, were limited. As a result, Woerle decided to emigrate to a region where he could more fully devote himself to his passion for cheesemaking in peace. Along with his wife, Marie, he moved from Allgäu to Flachgau near Salzburg. Here, Woerle found a landscape similar to Allgäu, with gentle pastures and meadows, providing ideal conditions for dairy cattle and cheese production.