Appenzeller® Cheese

Appenzeller® Cheese

The uniquely spicy cheese from Appenzellerland. Appenzeller ® is one of Switzerland’s great gastronomic treasures. The country’s spiciest cheese has been made by hand in the same way for more than 700 years. more

Secrets from the stove

Secrets from the stove

This cheese is so creamy, that one eats it with a spoon: Vacherin Mont d'Or is a cheese with a long tradition, carefully prepared by specialists in Vallée de Joux. One of the cheese specialists is Jean-Michel Rochat, who is pleased to take...more

Tête de Moine AOP

Tête de Moine AOP

The delicious cheese from the Jura, savoured in delicate rosettes. Tête...more

Alp Tannenboden Alpine Cheese Dairy

Alp Tannenboden...

Exhibition Dairy which can be observed from the cozy restaurant. Sun...more

Appenzeller® Cheese

The uniquely spicy cheese from Appenzellerland. Appenzeller ® is one of Switzerland’s great gastronomic treasures. The country’s spiciest cheese has been made by hand in the same way for more than 700 years.

The uniquely spicy cheese from Appenzellerland.

Appenzeller ® is one of Switzerland’s great gastronomic treasures. The country’s spiciest cheese has been made by hand in the same way for more than 700 years. The gentle, hilly landscape between Lake Constance and the Säntis massif with its lush, healthy, nutritious herb-filled grass is the secret of the natural raw milk from which Appenzeller ® is made. The age-old craft of making cheese by hand is as much a part of the living heritage of the Appenzellerland as the local traditions of string music and rustic painting on wood.

Secrets from the stove

This cheese is so creamy, that one eats it with a spoon: Vacherin Mont d'Or is a cheese with a long tradition, carefully prepared by specialists in Vallée de Joux. One of the cheese specialists is Jean-Michel Rochat, who is pleased to take interested groups on a tour of his cheese-making facility, Le Pelerin, as well as on a tour of the in-house museum. As a grand finale he reveals the famous recipe for making Vacherin Mont d’Or au four cheese (au four means from the oven) - the most popular Swiss dessert cheese.

Tête de Moine AOP

The delicious cheese from the Jura, savoured in delicate rosettes. Tête de Moine AOP (“monk’s head”) is a cylindrical, semi-hard cheese weighing around 800 grams (almost 2 pounds) with a silky body that easily melts in your mouth

The delicious cheese from the Jura, savoured in delicate rosettes.

Tête de Moine AOP (“monk’s head”) is a cylindrical, semi-hard cheese weighing around 800 grams (almost 2 pounds) with a silky body that easily melts in your mouth.

Alp Tannenboden Alpine Cheese Dairy

Exhibition Dairy which can be observed from the cozy restaurant. Sun terrace, cheese maturing cellar and children's playground.

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.