One of my favorite things about Switzerland is their love of cows. I mean those guys are everywhere. At the highest tops of mountains, right outside your hotel room, along the highway, in front of an uber-modern factory, just chomping away.
Our ultimate destination, the picturesque town of Gimmelwald, also had several neatly manicured plots of land with sheep, goats and cows roaming around. While wandering through it we saw signs for local, fresh mountain cheese (alpkase) so we followed them into the entry way of a house that had a little refrigerator set up where we could take whatever item we wanted and leave the proper amount of money in return. Talk about a low-carbon footprint!