Linthmais – a culinary heritage rediscovered. The maize variety was already cultivated here in the Linth plain between Lakes Zurich and Walen in the 17th century. However, when the higher-yielding puffed maize came along, it disappeared from the fields. Only thanks to long research and a handful of seeds did I manage to bring the maize variety back to life in 1998.
Tortilla chips, corn-gold beer, polenta, flour, corn wafers and much more. The Linthmais range is constantly being expanded. This is only possible because we, as a group of farmers in the Linth plain, are once again planting this original maize variety. My efforts to convince them have more than paid off! The “yellow gold” is now so popular that Linthmais products can also be found on the shelves of major retailers. And new specialities are being added all the time. I am always on the lookout for niche products with a close connection to the production site.
One example is “Ribeli“, a simple dish from the Linth plain. The speciality made from our ribeli flour is suitable for soups, as a main course or even for a gluten-free chocolate cake.
But corn flour is also suitable for homemade spaetzli, corn-apple cake or courgette cheese cakes. Or do you prefer a fine ragout with polenta?
As a gluten-free cereal, maize is an important source of vegetable protein. The “yellow gold” contains many vital amino acids that provide the brain with valuable energy. And after all, there’s nothing better than a grilled corn on the cob with a glass of beer. Or would you prefer corn wafers made from 100% Swiss ingredients?