Name / Title
Case Study Region
Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau and surrounding area
Main activity / focus
The Bliesgau dairy produces organic milk from the Bliesgau region.
Target beneficiaries / market
The Bliesgau dairy started producing in 2005.
Current Funding source(s)
The project is financed by funds of the Federal Ministry of Food Agriculture and Consumer Protection, of the Saarland Ministry of Environment within the frame of the model and demonstration project ‘Regionen aktiv – Land gestaltet Zukunft’ (active regions – rural area shape the future).
Partners of the Bliesgau dairy are Werner Wack (Eichelberghof), Daniel Spinner (Zweibrücken-Mittelbach) and Bioland-Betriebe Karl-Otto Schöndorf (Altheim) and Wolfgang Veith (Nünschweiler)
In the summer of 2005, new installations were set up at the small Bliesgau dairy in the middle of Mandelbachtal. After they started bottling milk in autumn, the product line now includes milk, curd and yoghurt (natural or with fruit).
In the stores of WASGAU AG, there are products of the ‘WASGAU Natur Organic’ label.
All goods are produced with natural fat content of the milk (at least 3.7%). Shortly, the milk itself will be offered fat reduced (1.5%). Bliesgau milk is pasteurized and homogenized, but otherwise untreated. Since May 2010, there are milk cartons with screw top.
The cultures of yoghurt, cream cheese and curd are kosher the entire year, except for the period of the Passover.