650 Years of Gold and Silversmiths
Issue Date: 08.05.2017 Designer: Charlotte Schwarz Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V Process: Offset / MEtallfolien-Heißprägung
Postage Stamps from 1860/62
Issue Date: 08.05.2017 Designer: Anita Kern Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V Process: Offset
Quite literally “award-winning cheese” is produced in the Schlierbach Monastery cheese dairy in the heart of Upper Austria, and Austrian Post is celebrating it with a commemorative stamp in the “Classic trademarks” series. The design on the stamp shows the highly traditional packaging of a Schlierbach Monastery cheese from days gone by, bearing an illustration of the Schlierbach Monastery.
On 25th July 1924 the cheese dairy of the Cistercian monastery at Schlierbach was founded by Bother Leonhard. The Cistercians had long concerned themselves with agriculture and gardening, raising cattle and crafts, and the concept of sustainability was an important concept in their daily lives. Consequently, the dairy was converted to become a purely organic operation in 2012, having already been producing organic speciality cheeses since 1999. In 2008 they began producing cheese using sheep’s and goat’s milk.
Today the cheese dairy at the Schlierbach Monastery is the largest monastic cheese dairy in Europe, the only one in Austria and market leader in the soft cheese with red cultures segment. Intensive collaboration over many years with organic farmers from the region guarantees the best quality and ensures that farming will be maintained for future generations.
Issue Date: 08.05.2017 Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V Process: Offset