About us

The Appenzeller show dairy first opened in 1978. Since then, over eight million visitors from all over the world have visited the site where Appenzeller® cheese was created. Every day, our employees do their utmost to offer all guests an unforgettable experience firmly focused on Switzerland’s tastiest cheese.


Welcome to Appenzellerland!

Appenzeller Schaukäserei AG
Dorf 711 | CH-9063 Stein AR
T +41 71 368 50 70

Opening hours

Open 364 days


from 9.00 am – 5.30 pm


daily until 3.00 pm

24th December

open until 14.00

25th December



for groups we also open in the evening

Entrance fees experience exhibition

The easiest way to get here

By car and coach:
free parking is available, and our spacious car park offers parking for up to eight coaches!

By public transport to «Stein Dorf» bus stop:

SBB timetable

From Appenzell, the PubliCar Appenzell goes to Stein. This can be booked with the PubliCar app or by phone 0848 55 30 60.

Rules for dog owners

Your four-legged friends are very welcome in our «Höckli» restaurant. Please check availability with us in advance.

Dogs are not allowed in the Marktplatz restaurant, the shop or the dairy for hygiene reasons. Thank you for your understanding.

Your hosts

We look forward to welcoming you in the Appenzeller show dairy.

Ralph Böse

Managing Director

We welcome visitors from all over the world and are very proud of our tasty “100%-Swiss” secret. Chönd zonis!

Adrian Agner

Food and Beverage Manager

One of the highlights of the Schauchäsi restaurant is a cordon bleu dish with unique Appenzeller® for raclette. Too delicious for words.

Ursula Hofstetter

Shop Manager

Every day we welcome a mix of local customers, Swiss guests and international tourists. We are delighted to share our joy and enthusiasm for delicious Appenzeller® cheese.

Fabian Schäfer

Head of Dairy Tour Experience

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind tour experience with us. Our dairy tour experience takes you on a journey through the Appenzeller region and gives you an impressive insight into the intricacies of cheese production.

Jenny Bruderer

Sales- & Marketingmanager

Nowhere else will you get as close to the secret of Switzerland’s tastiest cheese as here in the Appenzeller dairy.

Ruedi Bleichenbacher

Project Manager Infrastructure

We offer you tasty experiences in a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy your visit with us!

Urs Buchegger

Head cheese dairy

Your Appenzeller show dairy team

Reception and hostesses

Catering and clean-up


Cheese factory