The live of Appenzell farmers and alpine dairymen has always been marked by a variety of ancient traditions.
The Alpine and traditional cheese dairy of Tannenboden was built at the turn of the century. Through a large glass pane in the cozy restaurant you can watch how cheese is made. Fine fresh dairy products such as Alpine cheese, yoghurt, butter, milk and Camenbert cheese are sold here.
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".
Whoever loves cheese is in the right place. Visitors can produce their own cheese in the show dairy Tschugga in Parpan, or they can observe the production of the cheese.