Appenzeller® Show Dairy

The life of the farmers and cheese makers of Appenzell is in many respects still governed by ancient traditions. At the Appenzell cheese dairy in Stein, you can watch the cheese makers up close and see age-old customs and the latest technology come together in a fascinating mixture of the... more

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Tête de Moine AOP cheese dairies

Cheese is no longer produced at Bellelay abbey in the Bernese Jura. However, visitors can, by appointment, see the historic show-dairy where the... more

Tête de Moine AOP cheese dairies
Making cheese in a panoramic location

Making cheese in a panoramic location

The Fluonalp is one of the loveliest of the Giswil Alps and the cows that graze here enjoy not only magnificent views, but a copious supply of the... more

Appenzeller® Show Dairy

The life of the farmers and cheese makers of Appenzell is in many respects still governed by ancient traditions. At the Appenzell cheese dairy in Stein, you can watch the cheese makers up close and see age-old customs and the latest technology come together in a fascinating mixture of the traditional and the modern.

The live of Appenzell farmers and alpine dairymen has always been marked by a variety of ancient traditions.

Appenzeller® Show Dairy
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Tête de Moine AOP cheese dairies

Cheese is no longer produced at Bellelay abbey in the Bernese Jura. However, visitors can, by appointment, see the historic show-dairy where the celebrated Tête de Moine was once made. The visit can also include a tour, led by a knowledgeable guide, of the impressive abbey church, as well as a cheese tasting – reservations required.

Tête de Moine AOP cheese dairies
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Making cheese in a panoramic location

The Fluonalp is one of the loveliest of the Giswil Alps and the cows that graze here enjoy not only magnificent views, but a copious supply of the most delicious herbs. No wonder the cheese made from their milk is so remarkable. Nor is the recipe a secret. Anyone who wants to can visit the dairy and make their own cheese. What’s more, they can pick it up again a year later (the cheeses weigh between 11 and 13 kg), by which time it will have matured to perfection.

The Fluonalp is one of the loveliest of the Giswil Alps and the cows that graze here enjoy not only magnificent views, but a copious supply of the most delicious herbs.

Making cheese in a panoramic location
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