Ivana`s preserving meets TYPEMYKNIFE®


In the middle of the picturesque Swiss countryside, where tradition and modernity form a harmonious whole, a small but fine manufactory has made a name for itself: Ivana’s Einmacherei. Here, in the heart of Switzerland, Ivana devotes herself with passion and dedication to the art of preserving and canning, a tradition that is deeply rooted in Swiss culture.

Ivana's preserving from Hedingen in Switzerland

A razor-sharp preserv meeting

A blog story about professional understanding and professional exchange that came about through our collaboration with Meta Hiltebrandt Cook Couture Zurich. A  razor-sharp story about the history of the right tool for the job in a preserving shop.

A look at history. Preserving has a long tradition in Switzerland. For generations, people have been using the rich harvests from fruit and vegetable gardens to make delicious jams, chutneys and pickled vegetables. This method of preserving was not only practical, but also a way of bringing the taste of summer into the cold winter months. Ivana, inspired by her grandmother’s recipes and techniques, has made it her mission to continue this tradition. She founded her preserving business with the aim of producing high-quality, authentic products that not only impress with their taste, but also with their naturalness.

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Ivana D'Addario

The Meta Hiltebrand Messer story and the social media hype for TYPEMKYNIFE®

When we at TYPEMKYNIFE® developed a unique knife design for Meta Hiltebrand and the entire story was then processed by Meta and us in the socials, we were pleasantly surprised by the feedback from the community.

Of course, many fans of Meta Hiltebrand have become aware of our unique knife design that we have developed for her-

Today we would like to share what has come out of this and the many contacts we have made through this collaboration and introduce a very special person.

Ivana D’Addario and her fantastic preserves.

Ivana`s preserves - 100% nature in a jar

Nature in a jar, a special credo that requires attention to detail in the processing and production of high-quality jams. The inclined reader will now surely be wondering how TYPEMYKNIFE® comes up with jams and what basis the story has to offer.

Ivana is an Instagram user and follower of Meta’s profile. She contacted us after the story about the Meta knife design.

As a master chef, we immediately had the right topic at hand, and she wanted to know which tool she could use to make her production more professional and better.
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Ivana`s Einmacherei, a charming name for the attention to detail

Quality and sustainability

Ivana’s preserves attach great importance to quality and sustainability. Most of the fruit and vegetables used come from regional cultivation and are carefully selected. Ivana deliberately avoids artificial preservatives and additives in order to preserve the natural taste of the ingredients.

Production takes place in small batches, which guarantees careful control and consistently high quality. Particular attention is paid to environmentally friendly production processes in order to protect and preserve nature, which forms the basis for Ivana’s delicious creations.

Diversity and creativity

The range at Ivana’s preserving shop is varied and creative. In addition to classic jams and preserves, you will also find unusual creations such as tomato jam with basil or pear chutney with ginger. Each variety is a little taste experience in itself and reflects Ivana’s passion and creativity.

The seasonal specialties, which vary throughout the year, are particularly popular. In spring there is fresh strawberry jam, in summer apricot jam and in fall plum jam. So there is something for every taste and every season. 


Kitchen knives are more than just ordinary tools


Professional knives are sharp and reverent tools in the hands of the user.

Ivana had bought knives some time ago that caused more problems in her daily work than they made her workflow easier. Unfortunately, she succumbed to promises that sold her a herb sickle and a kitchen knife with marginal benefits.

The sickle tore her herbs more than it cut them. The blade was not properly sharpened. Sickles are a very difficult steel to sharpen because of their concave edge.

The kitchen knife she had used to prepare her fruit had discolored her fruit due to the lack of proper alloying of the metal used. A steel with scale in the upper third of the blade. Quite unsuitable for processing acidic foods such as fresh fruit.

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Coltelleria Berti peeling knife with buffalo horn handle
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Kräutermesser Shark von Güde

Sharp knives are the essence of a kitchen tool

The knife was probably a carbon steel blade. Its metallurgical properties make it completely unsuitable for processing food, especially fruit. A ferrule and a pleasing handle driven onto the tang, and these products are sold to the willing buyer as manufactured goods with good storytelling.

It was a matter of course for us at TYPEMYKNIFE® to give Ivana sound advice on the use of knives and their intended purpose. As master chefs with years of experience in award-winning catering, we are confident that we can provide our customers with expert and competent advice. Our focus is not on quick returns. No, customer satisfaction and the appropriate use of a sharp knife is the goal.

We have provided Ivana with a small set of knives for various purposes and she will certainly be delighted to finally be able to use professional tools in her “home workshop”.


Ivana's preserving shop is passionate about the finest jams, jellies, muses, blossom sugar and herbal salts.

The true art of making jams is understanding how to create a jelly without additives.

Ivana has brought this ancient art of making preserves into the new age from the traditions and experiences of grandmothers. Her preserves also bear the label “Mamma in the kitchen”, because she preserves in her grandmother’s way.

Anyone who takes a closer look at the subject of pectins and analyzes the properties of a fruit according to its content of this important enzyme will discover the secret of Ivana’s preserving success.

In her blog, she likes to take her readers on the journey of her passion. Ivana works exclusively with raw materials from natural gardens, where trees and shrubs can still thrive according to their nature.

Without any kind of pesticides and other chemical bombs that only serve to increase yields. What the loss of aromas means for the crop is also not to be underestimated.

Ivana is working against this trend towards the permanent availability of raw materials imported from all over the world.  

A homage for the online store of Ivana's Einmacherei

A feast for the eyes for all design enthusiasts and lovers of authentic products.

While browsing the Ivana’s Einmacherei homepage will discover a coherent profile, a real story about a woman who captivates visitors with her passion for her products.

Their values are real and can be tasted. This is definitely not a popular greenwashing for an industrially produced product in keeping with the spirit of the times.

We can say with certainty that it is a small jewel among a flood of soulless mass-produced goods.

We at TYPEMYKNIFE® are delighted to have given Ivana’s Einmacherei the right advice and support in the use of the right cutting tools. It is truly a pleasure for us to offer our personal support and congratulations to this great idea in the fight against windmills in all sorts of smoothly ironed taste buds.

It is the passion of TYPEMYKNIFE® to wish for a good cooperation for the extraordinary taste as well as the right tool in the form of a kitchen knife.

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Ivana D`Áddario


Ivana`s preserving meets TYPEMYKNIFE®

about the author

Claus Ermlich

Is a trained Maître Cuisinier with well-traveled experience in fine dining in top international gastronomy. Studied hotel business administration, consultant for project development in the hotel industry & SAP HCM consultant.

In the TYPEMYKNIFE® project, founder and responsible for management, finance, sales, front-backend processes.

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