As a cook, Milena Broger really appreciates products made with both consideration and love. Those products produced by the Eberle family at the Alpe Kassa Wildmoos mountain farm are a prime example. The main inspirations for new ideas in her cooking come from nature and her craftsmanship.
Working with my hands fascinates me each and every day anew. That which you can create with your hands and how many tools the body has at its disposal… it’s truly a miracle. New inspiration and the view from my kitchen window are equally important for my profession as a chef. My sources of inspiration have always been nature and the people all around me. Allow me to share one of my most inspirational trails. This hike begins at the Sonnalp mountain pasture on the Sonderdach mountain above Bezau. The trail leads through the forest along the mountainside into the Wildmoos area.
I like to roam the woods in this area, even off the beaten path. Along the way, I like to touch the leaves and grind pine needles between my fingers; the smells go straight through my body and awaken new ideas. As I proceed, the moss is soft under my feet, damp and deep green. My eyes wander through the trees, and the height of the high treetops remind me how small I am in the grand scheme of things. After about a forty-minute hike, I arrive at my destination, the Alpe Kassa Wildmoos mountain farm at 1,400 metres above sea level.I have been hiking here ever since my childhood. The raised flag indicates that the mountain pasture farm is open and that visitors are welcome. From the moment I arrive, Margit Eberle’s warm smile and greeting make me feel immediately welcome. Long ago, around 1890, the mountain farm was sold and partitioned. The portion of the pasture on which the Eberle’s work today in summer once belonged to the Sparkasse Egg bank. Today, the mountain farm belongs to the Eberle family, though the name “Kassa Wildmoos” has remained and will always remain. Of this, Margit is sure.