Celebrating 100 Years of Dr. Schär
2022 is a special year at Dr. Schär as we celebrate our 100th year in business. Since our founding in 1922 in the beautiful Alps, we’ve remained committed to making nutrition enjoyable for everyone. We’re proud to support organizations like National Celiac Association in celebrating Celiac Awareness Month this May. Learn more about 100 Years of Dr. Schär here.
Good for Nature, Good for our Food
As a family business, we’re committed to promoting a healthy eco-system. The environment directly impacts our product quality, as our ingredients can only be as good as the habitat in which they grow.
The unrivaled taste and nutritional composition of our products is a testament to the effort and care we put into their production.
For us, sustainable farming means supporting a supply chain free from negative impact on soil and forest health. We grow crops in regions where they flourish naturally and without intensive farming. We source from fields close to our milling areas to reduce the impact of transportation and focus on improving the use of water, soil and fertilizer. For imported raw materials like our sustainable palm oil, cocoa, soy, and paper, we are committed to a deforestation-free supply chain by 2023.
Our community of researchers, farmers, millers and suppliers monitor our raw materials from sowing through production. We use varied, nutritious gluten-free grains, including corn, rice, millet, buckwheat, sorghum and quinoa. All are non-GMO, further supporting biodiversity and sustainable farming. Our products derive their unique taste from quality ingredients and careful production techniques – never from artificial flavorings, colorings, or preservatives.
We support projects that protect and promote minor crops that were once widely grown in alpine regions and beyond. Our recent 'Field100' project to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary and the Re-Cereal research project exemplify this commitment.
Our Re-Cereal project helps revive and promote the quality and yield of lesser-known grains and cereals typical of high mountain regions. The initiative also focuses on developing milling processes that can help preserve the naturally rich nutritional content of these naturally gluten-free crops and preserve their unique sensory characteristics.
For example, buckwheat is often used as a “second crop,” as its deep roots help break up clumps of soil to soften the ground. Further, its hardiness makes it easier to grow, decreasing reliance on fertilizers or pesticides. Millet, on the other hand, is a highly drought-resistant, resilient crop. It’s often grown as a catch crop, which creates the conditions for greater biodiversity and curbs the infestation of parasites.
Try What’s New
Our new Hazelnut Truffles use sustainable cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. These irresistible truffles feature golden hazelnut enrobed in luscious milk chocolate, a crunchy wafer, and a nutty chocolate shell. Our gluten-free Hazelnut Truffles and more are available online at the Schär shop, where all orders over $49 receive free shipping.