How do we know her name is Matilda?
Because our farmers know the names of all their cows.
100% FAMILY FARMS
Our farmers hand their farms from one generation to the next. Just like their farms are kept with the family, also their cows are part of the wider family and treated the human way to preserve what is important.
True enjoyment comes from nature. With Mövenpick ice creams you enjoy the delicious taste of natural ingredients and pure cream from the Swiss Alps. Take the time to savour your own ice cream moment. Spoon by spoon. Because life is stressful enough.
The cream for our ice cream comes from family farms in the Swiss Alps. Our dairy farmers call their cows Matilda, Sophie or Candy and look after them with loving care. The fresh alpine air, the green grass of the magnificent hilly meadows and the crystal-clear water all contribute to our cows' natural nutrition. Our farmers let their cows spend as many days as possible outdoors in the pastures. In summer it comes to about 26 days per month, and in winter about 13 days. In order to maintain the highest quality, our family farms pass on their knowledge from one generation to the next.
With optimal living conditions, Matilda and her friends produce rich milk, which is processed into creamy Alpine cream. We at Mövenpick then use the milk and cream to craft our fine ice cream.
How do we know our farmers provide best quality cream? In fact, in Switzerland, most farmers have been educated for three years in school, next to their practical education on the farm.
So they really know what they are doing.
STRICT FOOD SAFETY LAWS
Why do we know our milk and cream is the best? Regular and strict controls from the milk until our ice-cream ensure that quality is preserved all along the way to your spoon. Take a spoon of Mövenpick Ice cream and experience the difference.
In Switzerland we know that to have something of good quality, we need to give it the time it needs. Thus, none of our cows receive hormons to increase milk production. They produce lower amounts of milk than elsewhere but we could bet that you can taste the difference.
NO PROPHYLACTIC ANTIBIOTICS
No antibiotics in our milk and cream! Our farmers don't simply give antibiotics to their cows. Only if a cow is ill, it can get an antibiotical treatment. Promised, her milk is only used in our ice-cream when she is fully recovered!
HIGH ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS
Ever seen a happy cow? We believe our cows must be pretty happy. All of our cows can regularly move around the stables and have access to lawns to freely move and lie down wherever they want.
There is a clear prohibition in Switzerland to feed geneteically modified food to cows. And you can bet on it, we keep to the rules.