The live of Appenzell farmers and alpine dairymen has always been marked by a variety of ancient traditions.
Le Gruyère AOP cheese is produced in ample quantities. 29'000 tons of the hard cheese are made annually. It bears the registered trademark AOP (indicating its origin). There is a modern show dairy that produces Le Gruyère AOP cheese, the "La Maison du Gruyère".
Visitors obtain a lot of interesting information about the art of brewing on an exciting tour of Brauquöll Appenzell (Brewery Source Appenzell). The tour enables visitors to learn how Appenzell beer and Säntis Malt are created from fresh spring water.