King Charles III
King Charles III makes cheese in Ecovillage
Down-to-earth conclusion of the second day of his visit to Germany: King Charles III. made cheese with Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
King Charles III (74) chose a special conclusion to end the second day of his current trip to Germany. Together with the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (67), the British monarch visited an eco-village in the Brandenburg district of Barnim and even slipped into a white coat – a so-called clean room suit. The background: high hygiene measures in the cheese dairy there. Charles even lent a hand himself and, together with the operators, produced a royal cheese.
As the press spokeswoman for the eco-village Brodowin previously revealed to the “Bild” newspaper, Charles cheese is made from cow’s milk and is similar to an established product that is already in the range: Brodowin farmer’s cheese. On the occasion of the king’s visit, it was additionally refined with carrot juice in order to develop a beautiful orange colour. He also gets a crown emblem for recognition. The cheese has to mature for eight weeks, after which it is sold regularly via the in-house online shop and in selected supermarkets.
King Charles III also found out about animal husbandry in the eco-village
In addition to the cheese dairy, Charles also wanted to find out more about the protection of wetlands and the concept of keeping animals in the eco-village. 160 dairy cows, 300 dairy goats and 1,800 hens live there. As the spokeswoman also revealed, an inquiry was received in January. It said that a “member of the British government” would like to visit. It only became clear over time that it was the king: “But basically everyone can and may visit us.”
Before the visit, the ecovillage staff were briefed by palace officials. You should stick to royal etiquette: “You shouldn’t address the king. It means you can act or answer if asked.” But you see that more relaxed: “We have not explicitly forbidden addressing…” What is undesirable, however, are private snapshots. The employees were asked to leave their own mobile phones at home: “We are sure that our employees know how to behave,” said the spokeswoman.