What started out as a small operation has over the decades become a company with an international scope of action that is deeply rooted in the region. Woerle, one of Austria‘s most important cheese-makers, is still managed by the owners. The company‘s popular “Happy Cow” brand includes processed, natural, semi-hard or fresh cheese pro- ducts that are exported to some 70 countries throughout the world.
The major part of the milk processed by Woerle is provided by regional farmers grazing their cattle on the region‘s lush green pastures according to traditional methods. The precious raw material is processed in a highly advanced production facility situated in Henndorf near Salzburg. Living up to its credo that the nest cheese can be produced only if high-quality
ingredients are combined with meticulous processing methods, Woerle sets high standards in terms of quality and taste.
Quality is a top priority at Woerle
Quality and transparency are two of WOERLE‘s topmost principles. Successful implementation of high quality requirements is certified by independent experts. The company‘s focus in this context is mainly on food safety and product quality. The company is certified according to the IFS Food Standard recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). The “International Food Standard” (IFS) is an important quality label for audits of food manufacturers and companies packaging loose food. In this respect, compliance with food regulations, more efficient use of resources and independent audits by SGS (SGS Austria Controll-Co GesmbH) play an important role. WOERLE is also certified as ORGANIC, NON-GMO (genetically unmodified) and HALAL according to the strict IIDZ regulations, and implements.