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You are hot on the trail of the best-kept secret!Cheese-making tools at hand, the aroma of the herbal brine in your nostrils, while you watch the cheesebeing made: welcome to Appenzell’s Cheese Paradise.Insights into the Cheese-maker’s ArtYou can...more
Dorf 711, Stein 9063, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

A great tour with very good explanations about the process of cheese making including videos. Very nice overview of the history of the region and the place in particular. Definitely worth the detour from St Gallen.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Svetlana1979_10
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This place shows history and present of the Appenzeller cheese on a interactive way. The exhibition is interesting, but it would be great to receive a bit more sample cheese at the entrance. Shop has also wide variety of local products.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank feherp88
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Fantastic tour of cheese factory and history of company from its founding. Wonderful tasting of cheeses and education regarding processes, flavors, aging and so forth. A must see if you love cheese in its myriad styles and flavors

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank theboyze
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is a touristy restaurant in the picturesque canton of Appenzell. You can get there honest Swiss country fare (cheese, sausages, etc). We had an (overpriced) Appenzeller cheese sampler as appetizer and salad and cheese tart for main course. The cheese tart was delicious but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank legrand3114
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We didn't know what to expect - a garden shed or, maybe, something larger ? But this is a "proper" factory and it has dedicated visitor facilities. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 25 September 2017

My only suggestion is when you go come as a group. The reason for this it may be easier to get in. For individual tickets they are harder to buy because they tend to sell out. I would see if you can make a reservation....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank karol452
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We rode the bus out to tour the dairy but did not realize we needed a reservation to take the guided tour . Unfortunately, there wasn't any space available for walk up customers on the day we were there. The dairy does have an I-pad...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Global810039
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had an pre-booked organised trip here. The tour started with a short video explaining the process and this was followed by looking down into where the cheese is actually being made. Obviously the whole process takes months so we could not see the finished...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My wife loves cheese and in particular Appenzeller. So we had to go to the Schaukaeserei. The entry is free (great) but you can also rent an iPad so you have more information when going around. Well, it was very interesting but seeing that we...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ironmaiden1973
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great little stop between Appenzell and Galen. Plenty of parking. Here you can see some of the cheese making process, taste various cheeses and there is a restaurant (did not eat there). Not an all day event, but worth the stop.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from Chinana | Reviewed this property |
If you drive to Appenzell, you can catch the Appenzeller Bahn (local train) to Wasseraun, then the cable car to Ebenalp. Very easy to do. Once you exit the cable car, walk toward the left toward Wildkirchli to reach Gasthaus... More