Only from Switzerland
Many known kinds of Swiss cheese bear their origin in their name: this is the case, for example, of Appenzeller or Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP. Swiss cheese comes from Switzerland. From milk to ripening, including cheese making. The cheese dairy number identifies the farm on which the cheese was made.
Swiss cheese comes from A to Z from Switzerland: from milk to maturing, including manufacturing and care. Always. Long before the law defined Swissness.
The AOP/IGP quality labels are reserved for traditional products that benefit from regional roots. These protected labels guarantee that the origin, the process as well as the defined quality criteria are respected and checked.
The decentralized production of cheese makes a valuable contribution to maintaining our rural diversity. From the Val de Bagnes to the Appenzell hinterland, Swiss dairy and cheese production creates jobs in rural areas and thus contributes directly and indirectly to the maintenance of intact tourist regions.