In Switzerland, nearly one hundred and thirty thousand cows are escorted up the mountains to their alpine grazing grounds early each summer, a journey known locally as ‘La Poya’. (The tradition extends to another two hundred thousand sheep in the region as well.) They will spend the next three months or so on the grasses and wildflowers found only at these altitudes, producing milk for consumption and alpine cheese making.

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  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: GRUYÈRES
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Available: yes
  • Location: GRUYÈRES, Switzerland