Appenzeller®
Appenzeller®

Appenzeller®

The spicy cheese from the Appenzeller region

Appenzeller® Cheese is one of Switzerland’s supreme cheese specialities. Mentioned in documents over 700 years ago, it has been appreciated by all connoisseurs ever since. A mountainous area that is still intact and the gently rolling countryside between Lake Constance and the Säntis massif with its healthy, rich herbal meadows provide an optimum basis for the natural, robust raw milk from which Appenzeller® cheese is made. In Appenzell, the traditional craft of the cheese maker is one of the well-preserved customs along with string music, “thaler rolling” or rural painting. No wonder, then, that this is the homeland of one of Switzerland’s favourite cheeses.

The mysterious herbal brine

The strictly delimited production area is a guarantee of authenticity: Appenzeller® cheese is exclusively manufactured and matured, according to the traditional recipe, in the semicantons of Appenzell Innerrhoden and Appenzell Ausserrhoden as well as in parts of the cantons of St. Gallen and Thurgau. It obtains its uniquely spicy taste from the loving application of the mysterious herbal brine, the composition of which is a closely guarded secret. The cheese passport on the underside of each wheel of cheese is your assurance of top quality.

Recipes using this cheese