“Of course, it’s impossible to see everything in the world – but I’ve seen a lot. After spending eleven years abroad, now the only place I want to be is at home. When you are young you want to travel far away and see exotic things. The experiences I have had around the world are a big advantage for my work here in St. Jakob.
Here in the Defreggental Valley we are lucky enough to have the crystal-clear water we need to make our mustard. In fact, looking out of the kitchen window I can see the large waterfall just outside. The valley is very peaceful – that’s something which is really important to me. I used to live in cities, but now I need my peace and quiet. I have my small workshop here where I make my mustard. It’s a real microcosm, but I have everything I need.
For most people life is made up of two main activities: working and sleeping. That’s more or less it. If you live here in the Defreggental Valley it’s different – here you can put down your tools for a couple of hours and go climb the nearest mountain.”
Bernd Troger – businessman
It took Bernd Troger eight months to develop his first homemade mustard. The trained chef now has nine different varieties. Each is designed to complement a specific foodstuff: cheese, dried bacon or even more exotic things like chamois sausages. Bernd’s philosophy? “Food should never be boring.”