From your own cheese to Stobete, you can experience something here.

Our new demonstration area

The Appenzeller demonstration dairy will take you on a very special voyage of discovery: from the handicraft of making cheese to the beautiful countryside of the Appenzellerland. You will notice that tradition and customs are still part of everyday life here. It is precisely this connection with their homeland that makes the people of Appenzeller so unique.
Who would have thought that the world-famous Appenzeller cheese originates from hilly, picturesque countryside. Its recipe remains top secret. Find out why Appenzeller cheese is the spiciest of them all. It has something to do with the air and the scent of the herbs. Make your own mixture of herbs, which you can then take home with you. Hear the typical natural sounds of the Appenzellerland. Marvel at the imposing cheese cellar, where up to 12,500 wheels of cheese are stored. You will be fascinated when you look into the cheese vats. Look into the distance of the Alpstein mountains with binoculars and experience a virtual 360 degree panorama. Come closer, feel the homeland, the enjoyment and the taste. Entry prices [PDF].


Single entry - Price per person:

Adults (as of 17 years) CHF 9.-
Pupils, apprentices, students, IV CHF 8.-
Children (from 6 to 16 years) CHF 6.-
Families (2 adults, max. 4 children) CHF 25.-

Group entry - Price per person:

Adults (from 10 to 29 persons) CHF 8.-
Adults (as of 30 persons) CHF 7.-
Students, IV as of 10 persons CHF 7.-
Incoming TO as of 10 persons CHF 7.-
School classes as of 10 persons CHF 5.-

Entry with guided tour - Price per person (advance booking required):

Small groups (up to 15 persons) flat rate CHF 150.-
Groups from 16 to 30 persons CHF 10.-
Groups from 31 to 40 persons CHF 9.-
Groups from 41 to 50 persons CHF 8.-

Annual pass (with cheesebox and herbsbag):

Adults (as of 17 years) CHF 36.-
Pupils, apprentices, students, IV CHF 32.-
Families (2 adults, max. 4 children) CHF 99.-

Annual pass (without cheesebox and herbsbag):

Adults (as of 17 years) CHF 18.-
Pupils, apprentices, students, IV CHF 16.-
Families (2 adults, max. 4 children) CHF 50.-

Public tours every Wednesday and Sunday

Every Wednesday and Sunday at 2:00 pm, there is a public tour in German for our individual guests.


Reservation not required.

When: Every Wednesday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour

Adults (as of 17 years) CHF 9.-
Pupils, apprentices, students, IV CHF 8.-
Children (from 6 to 16 years) CHF 6.-

For groups of more than 7 persons, we would like to arrange a separate date for a personalised tour for groups.

Cheese in the past, cheese today

Cheese over an open fire stands in contrast to the latest production technology. Experience one day between tradition and modernity: including making your own cheese and admission to the Appenzeller folklore museum, a guided tour of the Appenzeller cheese factory, Appenzeller cheese tasting. As soon as your Mutschi has developed its full aroma, it will be sent to you by post.


When: Tuesday to Sunday, advance booking required
Duration: around 3 hours

Times: mornings from 9:45 am - 12:30 pm

  • 09:45 am – 11:00 am in the folklore museum: Make your own cheese 
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the cheese factory: Guided tour 
  • 12:00 – 12:30 pm in the cheese factory: Appenzeller cheese tasting

afternoons 1:00 – 4:00 pm

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the cheese factory: Guided tour 
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm in the cheese factory: Appenzeller cheese tasting
  • 2:45 – 4:00 pm in the folklore museum: Make your own cheese 
per person for groups of 10-14 persons CHF 75.00
per person for groups of 15- max. 30 persons CHF 54.00
small groups upon request

Further information is available at the Appenzeller cheese factory.

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Fun for the little ones

The large playground and and the new demonstrations area make the Appenzeller cheese factory an ideal destination for families.


In the demonstration area the children will found the "Chäsli Jakob" and they'll discover more about his adventure and the wonder of the mountains. The playground with swings and seesaw, trampoline, roundabout and the large cheese house with climbing wall and slide makes the cheese factory a diverse experience for the little ones.

Everything you need is available at the cheese factory shop

In our shop, you will find the perfect gifts for your loved ones or your business partners. We are happy to put together different gift packs or you can choose your own products and the packaging. We look forward to your visit.


For the finest connoisseurs:
The Appenzeller Cheese Factory

At our factory you won’t just be able to wonder at the work going on inside, but you can also buy goods. The shop stocks all eight types of Appenzeller® cheese, with around 80 other types of cheeses and regional specialities to discover.
Appenzeller® cheese offers something for every taste – from mild to mature. The difference in taste is due to the storage period of the cheese. This is what causes the different characteristics of the unique aromas. They are: mild-spicy, strong-spicy, extra-spicy and classic-spicy. You can also find other Appenzeller® cheese products in the shop. For example, the Appenzeller® mild-spicy and strong-spicy cheeses, which are made according to BIO-SUISSE® standards, the Appenzeller ready fondue, the new Appenzeller Raclette or our own in-house fondue mix “Dibidäbi”. This cheese paradise is rounded off by around 80 types of cheese from all over Switzerland. We focus on region produce and have a lot of great things to offer: be it our home-made jams or syrups, our lovingly-made mustard specialities or our home-made salad sauces. A wide range of delicacies can be found in the shop.

“Plättli” to order
We are happy to also fulfil the individual desires of our customers. This allows you to compose mouth-watering cheese platters with or without meat specialities. Whether it’s to go with an aperitif or a feast – a “plättli” is always the right choice.
Plättli” to order [PDF]

Gift packages
Giving gifts brings joy. We offer diverse specialities from Appenzellerland, which are nicely packaged and are suitable as gifts or presents. Discover the diversity of our gift packages.
Gift packages [PDF]

Experience our Appenzeller culture and events

We provide the Appenzeller culture for all senses, because Appenzellerland is famous for its music and craftsmanship. You can find out what is happening in the near future

Painting by Ruth Meisser, 5. November until 7. January 2019


Date: 5 November until 7. January 2019
Place: Restaurant Höckli and Marktplatz

Fondue travel December 07, 2018


Fondue travel
Friday, December 07, 2018
6 pm

Enjoy four fondue variations from different parts of the world at the cheese dairy.

Entertainment is provided for this evening. The Steiner A-Capella group "The Cappas" presents well known hits.

Price: CHF 42.- per person

Monday is jass day


Do you like to jass?
Then, look no further than in the cosy rustic Höckli, Kessi and market place.

Every Monday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm you can play jass with us, and at the end of the game the winning pair will receive 200 g each. Your choice of Appenzeller cheese (mild, strong or extra strong).

A reservation is recommended. We look forward to seeing you!

Schauchäsi Stobete always at Sunday the first


Every 1st Sunday of the month, there is live Appenzeller music in the Appenzeller cheese factory from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Duo and trios play Appenzeller music at its finest. Of course, you must not miss the traditional Zäuerli.

Our program:

on 06. January 2019 - Echo vom Säntis
on 03. February 2019 - Kapelle Rondom
on 07. April 2019 - Frauenstrichmusig
on 05. Mai 2019 - Echo vom Saum
on 02. June 2019 - Streichmusik Edelweiss

Carsharing-Angebot "Sharoo"


Seit dem 23. Juni steht vor der Schaukäserei ein schwarzer VW Touran. Das grosse, 7-plätzige Auto ist nicht nur schön anzusehen, es wird künftig auch für die örtliche Bevölkerung und Gäste als Mietauto zur Verfügung stehen.
Die Aktion ist eine Zusammenarbeit regionaler Partner und der Carsharing Plattform Sharoo. Das Auto ist ab sofort für 6 Franken die Stunde und 50 Rappen pro Kilometer nutzbar. Eine Buchung ist auch für mehrere Tage oder Wochen möglich.
Die Buchung und die Abwicklung inklusive Fahrzeugübernahme und –rückgabe erfolgen über die App von Sharoo.