History
of Pinzgau Milch

The Pinzgau Milch Produktions GmbH is a company that is deeply rooted in the region and its traditions. It was thought up and has grown here, its foundations were peasant mergers. Until today, it relies on the good quality of milk from pristine, farmed mountain areas. Here, lived traditions and contemporary processing methods go hand in hand. The Pinzgau Milch GmbH is proud of this – and that’s something you can taste!

 

How It All Began

In 1934, 24 farmers from the area of Saalfelden merged to form a milk collecting cooperative. Five years later, dairy farms in Zell am See did the same. In the year of 1958, they joined forces and the dairy company Pinzgauer Molkerei reg. GenmbH was formed. In 1962, milk processing began at the newly built site in Maishofen.

 

Growth & Success

Ever since, there has been a steady investment into the expansion of production facilities and capacities. In this way, a milk processing company of international stature has developed out of the former, small structured cooperative. Today, Pinzgau Milch is 80% privately owned and to 20% the property of the Pinzgau Milch registrierter Milchliefer- und Besitzgenossenschaft, a registered milk supply- and ownership cooperative.

 

Pinzgau Milch
Facts & Figures

  • The Pinzgau Milch Produktions GmbH has a workforce of 205 employees.
  • 50 % of the milk supplied is organic milk, 20 % of this is organic hay milk.
  • 105 million kilos of milk are processed annually.
  • 1000 farmers entrust Pinzgau Milch with their milk.
  • An annual revenue of 102 million Euro is generated.
  • The small-scale family-owned and -run farms have an average of 12 cows.

(As per 2016)

Quality Assurance

Satisfied customers are very important to us. To Pinzgau Milch, the high standards in quality are not just empty words. Freshness, quality and the rapid availability of the products are cornerstones of the traditional company, just like reliability of delivery, innovative packaging and novel technologies. We know how important well-trained staff is for the quality of the products and the best service. That is why at Pinzgau Milch, we put special emphasis on continuous education and training of our 205 motivated dairy professionals and employees.

The annual IFS-certifications show that quality management remains the highest priority for Pinzgau Milch. We uphold the highest standards – and our products are marked with the AMA organic seal, the AMA seal, the EU organic farming seal, the FSC certification, the label “Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt” for GMO-free production, the international fair-trade-certification mark, the "International Food Standard" certification and are BRC food certified. The constant quality controls guarantee the consistent high quality of our products. The physical and chemical controls as well as bacteriological analysis ensure our high standard during the whole production process. Cleanliness and hygiene of the facility according to HACCP-requirements are a matter of course.

The Kaiserwinkl Alpine Dairy

The milk of about 60 farmers from the region is processed daily in the Kaiserwinkl Alpine Dairy in Kössen. Founded in 1939 as the "Dairy Cooperative Kössen" and extensively renovated in 2013, this branch of the Pinzgau Milch produces Almsenner cheese specialties with the best Alpine, organic and hay milk. Unspoilt nature on the mountain meadows and high Alpine pastures with its variety of species of mountain herbs, grasses and tasty meadow flowers: All this is echoed in the fresh, authentic taste of our high-quality products.

You can find us here:
Kaiserwinkl Sennerei, Mühlbachweg 3, 6345 Kössen

If you have questions or want to know more about the Kaiserwinkl Alpine Dairy, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone +43 5375 5331.

Delicatessen Markets

Alpine Dairy Shop Kössen

Whether as a special gift or for your personal pleasure: In our Alpine Dairy Shop, we offer the full diversity of Almsenner cheese specialties. Of course, we also offer the many delicacies of the Pinzgau Milch in our shop. Additionally, we have a fine, scrumptious selection of regional products such as bacon, honey and fine spirits. These local specialties are produced using traditional handicraft methods and carry the heir and flavor of the region within them. Pure, palatable sustainability!

 

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8 am - noon and 2 - 6 pm
Saturday: 7.30 am - noon.

 

You can find us here:
Mühlbachweg 3, 6345 Kössen

 

Delicatessen Market Maishofen

Milk and cheese products of the Pinzgau Milch as well as regional specialties: In the Delicatessen Market on the premises of the Pinzgau Milch in Maishofen we put special emphasis on sustainably produced and regional products. This is what lived tradition with modern processing methods tastes like! The in-house cheese specialties are lined up in the refrigerated section. On the shelves, you will find bacon, honey and fine spirits. Our recommendation: The Pinzgau Milch gift box.

 

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 7.30 am - 6 pm.
Saturday: 7.30 am - noon.

 

You can find us here:
Saalfeldnerstraße 2, 5751 Maishofen

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Delicatessen Markets, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone. Tel. +43 6542 68266 300.