Groups and offers

Make cheese, taste wine, organise parties: All offers for groups.

Personalised tour for groups

Do you want to know exactly how this works with Appenzeller cheese? Then book a guided tour.

Details

A hostess explains the finesse of the production of the strong Appenzeller cheese in the visitor gallery in German, English and French. One thing is certain, however: She does not reveal the secret of the herbal brine.

When: daily at the hour, by advance booking

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

Small groups (up to 14 persons) flat rate CHF 150.-
Groups from 15 to 30 persons CHF 10.-
Groups from 31 to 40 persons CHF 9.-
Groups from 41 to 50 persons CHF 8.-

Duration: 1 hour

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Individuelle Führungen für Gruppen

Details

Wann: täglich zur vollen Stunde, nach Voranmeldung

Eintritt mit Führung - Preis pro Person (Voranmeldung notwendig):

Kleingruppen (bis 15 Personen) pauschal CHF 150.-
Gruppen von 16 bis 30 Personen CHF 10.-
Gruppen von 31 bis 40 Personen CHF 9.-
Gruppen von 41 bis 50 Personen CHF 8.-

Dauer: 1 Stunde

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Individuelle Führungen für Schulklassen der Volksschulstufe

Details

Wann: täglich zur vollen Stunde, nach Voranmeldung

Eintritt mit Führung - Preis pro Person (Voranmeldung notwendig):

Kleinklassen (bis 14 Personen) pauschal CHF 100.-
Schulklassen von 15 bis 30 Personen CHF 7.-
Schulausflüge von 31 bis 40 Personen CHF 6.-
Schulausflüge von 41 bis 50 Personen CHF 5.-

Dauer:
1 Stunde

Inhalt Schultarif:
Führung, Käse-Möckli zum Probieren, Appenzeller Kräuter-Eistee, Lernblatt Kultur & Käse

Empfehlung:
Mittagessen mit der ganzen Klasse in der Schauchäsi: Chäshörnli oder Wienerli mit Pommes frites inkl. ein Glas Sirup für CHF 9.90 pro Person.

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Make your own cheese here.

In the 400-year-old Alpine hut of the Appenzeller folklore museum in Stein, groups of two to about 30 people can have their self-made cheese as they did in the past. They help you make the cheese in copper vats over the wood fire. Mutschli matures over eight weeks before we send it to you.

Cheese in the past - cheese today

Experience one day between tradition and modernity.

Details

Cheese stands over open fire in Stein AR [Appenzell Ausserrhoden] in contrast to modern 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 Appenzeller cheese factory and Appenzeller cheese tasting. s soon as your Mutschli 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 – 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 
    Costs:
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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From cheese to cheese

First, make your own cheese and then satisfy your hunger.

Details

First you will produce your own cheese in the Appenzeller folklore museum chalet hut, and then you will be able to satisfy your hunger in Höckli at the Appenzeller cheese factory with self-made, original Appenzeller Chäshörnli (macaroni cheese): including self-made cheese in the quaint alpine hut, admission, cheese shop, cheese factory salad, Chäshörnli us em Chessi [cheese speciality] and apple sauce.

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

  • mornings from 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • afternoons upon request.

Costs:

per person for groups of 10-14 persons CHF 86.00
per person for groups of 15- max. 30 persons CHF 70.00
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Make your own cheese without a tour

Take part in cheese production, help, stir, taste the whey and the cream cheese.

Details

At the time of your arrival, the cheese maker prepares the milk up to the thickening time. Then, the exciting part of cheese making begins. This part takes about 1 hour. The guests stir, taste the whey and the cream cheese. When the cheese is in the moulds, it is possible to make your own cheese labels. The maturing time of the cheese is about 8 weeks. As soon as your Mutschli has developed its full aroma, it will be sent to you by post.

When: Tuesday to Sunday, advance booking required
Duration: around 1 hour
Costs: Flat rate from CHF 340.00

For more information and reservations:
Directly at Appenzeller Volkskundemuseum Stein

Tasting and aperitifs

Before or after a guided tour or simply like this: Our delicious Appenzeller cheese specialities are always available. Our tasting sessions and cheese aperitifs can be booked from 9:00 to 11:30 am and from 2:00 pm until evening.

Appenzeller cheese tasting

Test the five most popular varieties of Appenzeller cheese with bread.

Details

When: daily, advance booking required (for more than 10 people)
Duration: at least 30 minutes
Costs: CHF 9.00 per person

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Appenzeller cheese aperitif

Try the five most popular varieties of Appenzeller cheese with bread and add to the taste experience with a glass of white wine, mineral water or fruit juice.

Details

When: daily, advance booking required (for more than 10 people)
Duration: min. 30 minutes
Costs: CHF 13.00 per person

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Original Appenzeller Mostbröckli tasting

hinly sliced, incl. dark bread.

Details

When: daily, advance booking required
Duration: min. 30 minutes
Costs: CHF 15.00 per person

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Experience offers

Not only is there much to experience in the Appenzeller cheese factory, but also in the entire region. That is why we have put together various package deals with our partners from Appenzellerland. Experience offers [PDF]

Visit to the organic farm

verything starts with the cow: Visit the cows, which produce fresh milk daily for our organic Appenzeller cheese.

Details

When: daily, advance booking required
Duration: around 1.5 hours
Costs:

  • CHF 150.00 flat rate up to 20 persons
  • CHF 9.00 per person from 21 persons
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The secret on the trail

Learn more about the production of the strongest cheese in Switzerland during a tour of the Appenzeller cheese factory.

Details

After touring the Appenzeller cheese factory, you will find the secret recipe during the following lunch with cheese cake and green salad. Afterwards, we continue on a secret mission to the production plant of the Appenzeller Alpenbitter. A tour of the production as well as a tasting may reveal their herbal secret - maybe.

When: daily, advance booking required
Duration: around 5 hours
Order of events:

  • 11.00 am – 12.00 pm Guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory
  • 12.00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm Drive to Appenzell with your own vehicle
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Drive to Appenzeller Alpenbitter
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm Tasting

Languages: D/F/E
Costs:

  • CHF 33.00 per person for groups of 10-14 persons
  • CHF 27.00 per person for groups of 15-30 persons
  • CHF 25.00 per person for groups of 31-40 persons
  • CHF 24.00 per person for groups of 41-50 persons
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Appenzeller beer meets Appenzeller cheese

You’ve known for some time now that cheese and beer go together very well. However, you could still check again whether it is still so.

Details

When: daily, advance booking required
Duration: around 1 hour
Costs:

  • CHF 42.– per person for groups from 10 to 19 person
  • CHF 41.– per person for groups from 20 – 29 person
  • CHF 37.– per person for groups from 30 – 49 person
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Swiss wine meets Appenzeller cheese

Have you always wanted to know which wine suits which Appenzeller cheese?

Details

Take time for the culinary enjoyment symbiosis of a special kind. You can find out more about wines, winemakers, cultures and vineyards in an entertaining and sociable form. In collaboration with Rutishauser wines.

When: daily, advance booking required
Duration: around 1.5 hours
Costs:

  • CHF 46.– per person for groups from 10 to 19 person
  • CHF 40.– per person for groups from 20 – 29 person
  • CHF 37.– per person for groups from 30 – 49 person
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Swiss chocolate and cheese dreams

Two Swiss secrets are revealed on this day with a tour of the Maestrani chocolate factory and a guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory.

Details

In the morning, you will take an individual tour of the traditional Maestrani chocolate factory, and at lunch time journey to Appenzellerland for a guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory. Then, have your lunch: Cheese flan with green salad. At the end of the day, in your bag, you will also have 200g of Appenzeller cheese and 300g of Swiss chocolate.

Further information on the chocolate tour: maestrani.ch

When: From Monday to Friday, advance booking required
Duration: around 5 hours
Schedule:

  • 9:30 – 11:00 am Individual tour in the Maestrani factory
  • 11:00 – 11:45 am Individual journey to Stein AR
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch in the cheese factory
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Guided tour of the visitor gallery

Costs:

  • CHF 57.00 per person for groups between 10 – 14 persons
  • CHF 48.00 per person for groups between 15 – 30 persons
  • CHF 46.00 per person for groups between 31 – 40 persons
  • CHF 45.00 per person for groups between 41 – 50 persons
  • For groups of 50 or more upon request
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Everything revolves around the Appenzeller...

An exciting day awaits you in Appenzellerland: Visit the Appenzeller cheese factory and then get a fantastic view from the Hohen Kasten.

Details

Guided tour and lunch in the Appenzeller cheese factory (cheese cake with green salad), cable car trip to the Hoher Kasten and back, coffee and cake with a fantastic view in the self-service restaurant (depending on availability in the revolving restaurant).

When: April to January daily, advance booking required
Duration: around 5 hours
Schedule:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch in the cheese factory
1:30 - 2:00 pm Individual journey to Brülisau AI2:00 - 2:15 pm Mountain trip with the cable car to Hoher Kasten
2:15 - 3:45 pm Coffee and cake on the summit
4:00 - 4:15 pm Descent
Costs:

  • CHF 62.00 per person for groups of 10-14 persons
  • CHF 56.00 per person for groups of 15-30 persons
  • CHF 55.00 per person for groups of 31-40 persons
  • CHF 53.00 per person for groups of 41-50 persons
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On the trail of specialties

Get to know the specialities of Appenzellerland and follow the trail of the renowned Appenzeller.

Details

Included in the price is the guided tour through the Appenzeller cheese factory, the cable car trip to Kronberg and return, with lunch (Gontner Brotsüppli (bread soup, ), Appenzeller Siedwurst (boiled sausage) or Schüblig (raw sausage) with Chäshörnli (macaroni cheese) and apple sauce, dessert) and guided tour at 1,663 m above sea level. with a fantastic view of the Alpstein and a visit to the Appenzeller Alpenbitter factory.

When: daily, advance booking required
Duration: all day (5 - 6 hours)
Costs: CHF 68.50 per person for groups of 15 or more
For more information and reservations:Directly at Kronberg

Appenzeller pride: Biber, cheese, wood

Enjoy one day in Appenzell and experience some of the ancient traditions close up.

Details

In Appenzellerland, traditions are still practised with pride. Appenzeller qualities are proven and given to you: First, at the cheese factory, where you prepare Appenzeller Chäshörnli (macaroni cheese) in a team, which is a real feast with apple sauce and cheese.
So fortify yourself with the handwork. Under the supervision of the master baker, you will make your own delicious Biber. And while the sweet speciality turns golden brown in the oven, move on to the master cooper. Er führt He will introduce you to traditional woodcraft and help you with advice and resources when you carve your own wooden board. After this eventful day, you can be justifiably proud of yourself. You are almost a true Appenzeller.

Group size: from 10 - 30 persons
Duration: all day
Price: from CHF 90.00 per person
For more information and bookings:
Directly at Appenzellerland Tourismus

The source of the secret

You have never been so close to the secret of Appenzeller cheese: After a walk through the cheese factory, enjoy a guided tour through the organic herb garden with a wonderful view of the Alpstein.

Details

During a guided tour of the Appenzeller cheese factory, you will learn about the production of the strongest cheese in Switzerland. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch (cheese flan with green salad), before you start the journey to Appenzell.
After a short walk from the car park, you are amongst the Appenzeller organic herbs at the source of the secret. Enjoy a guided tour through the organic herb garden with a view of the Alpstein, the village of Appenzell and the Säntis at 900m above sea level. Learn all about the 30 varieties, which are specially planted for Appenzeller cheese, Appenzeller Alpine Bitters and the source of Goba mineral water. Before your journey home, you will receive a herbal gift as a memento.

When: Monday to Friday from May to the end of September, advance booking required
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Languages: D/E/F
Order of events:
11.00 - 12.00: guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory
12.00 - 13.00: Lunch in the Appenzeller cheese factory
13.00 – 13.30: Individual trip to Appenzell
13.30 - 15.00: Tour of the Appenzeller company organic herbs
Costs:
CHF 59.00 per person for groups of 10–14 persons
CHF 46.00 per person for groups of 15-30 persons
CHF 44.00 per person for groups of 31-40 persons
CHF 42.00 per person for groups of 41-50 persons

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The source of the secret (Evening)

You have never been so close to the secret of Appenzeller cheese: After a walk through the cheese factory, enjoy a guided tour through the organic herb garden with a wonderful view of the Alpstein.

Details

During a guided tour of the Appenzeller cheese factory, you will learn about the production of the strongest cheese in Switzerland. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious cheese tasting, before you start the journey to Appenzell.
After a short walk from the car park, you are amongst the Appenzeller organic herbs at the source of the secret. Enjoy a guided tour through the organic herb garden with a view of the Alpstein, the village of Appenzell and the Säntis at 900m above sea level. Learn all about the 30 varieties, which are specially planted for Appenzeller cheese, Appenzeller Alpine Bitters and the source of Goba mineral water. Before your journey home, you will receive a herbal gift as a memento.

When: Monday to Friday from May to the end of September, advance booking required
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Languages: D/E/F
Order of events:
14.00 – 15:00: guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory
15:00 – 15:30: Appenzeller cheese tasting
15.30 – 16.00: Individual trip to Appenzell
16:00 - 17:30: Tour of the Appenzeller company organic herbs
Costs:
CHF 51.00 per person for groups of 10–14 persons
CHF 40.00 per person for groups of 15-30 persons
CHF 38.00 per person for groups of 31-40 persons
CHF 36.00 per person for groups of 41-50 persons

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Pleasure for body and soul

Under the motto "Pleasure for body and soul", you will explore the world of walk-on-air, the adventure production of the Swiss air cushion shoe kyBoot.

Details

Here, you will learn more about the subject of "qualitative, healthy exercise" by means of a wide range of information and experiences, and you will visit the kyBoot high-tech factory. At lunch time, travel to the Appenzeller cheese factory in Stein. After a delicious lunch, you will learn about the production of the strongest cheese in Switzerland, the Appenzell cheese, during a guided tour.

When: Monday to Friday, advance booking required
Duration: around 5 hours
Languages: D/E
Program options from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
09:00 – 11:00 am Guided tour of the world of walk-on-air
11:00 – 11:40 am Individual trip to Stein
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch in the Appenzeller cheese factory
1:00 – 2:00 pm Guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory
Program options from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch in the Appenzeller cheese factory
1:20 – 2:00 pm Individual trip to Sennwald
2:00 – 4:00 pm Guided tour of the World of walk-on-air, costs:
Costs:
including a guided tour of the world of walk-on-air, lunch in the Appenzeller cheese factory (cheese cake with green salad) as well as a guided tour of the Appenzeller cheese factory.
CHF 44.00 per person for groups between 10–14 persons
CHF 37.00 per person for groups between 15–30 persons
CHF 35.00 per person for groups between 31–40 persons
CHF 33.00 per person for groups between 41–50 persons

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From the cow to the trout

After a guided tour of different ponds in the middle of the natural paradise, enjoy the brook trout and then take a guided tour of the cheese factory.

Details

In the middle of the hilly landscape a real natural paradise is hidden. There, Klaus Signer breeds his brook trout and fine crayfish. Learn more about this brook trout project on a tour around its ponds. Afterwards, enjoy a smoked brook trout fillet with a salad and a cheese platter in the Appenzeller cheese factory. Freshly fortified, you are then ready for a guided tour of the Appenzeller cheese factory, which gives you a glimpse into the production of the strongest cheese in Switzerland.

When bookable daily from April until October
Duration: approx. 5 hours
Languages: D/E
Order of events:
10.00 – 11.30 am Guided tour with Klaus Signer on organic brook trout farming
11.30 am – 12:00 pm Drive to the Appenzeller cheese factory
12.00 – 1.30 pm Lunch
2.00 – 3.00 pm Guided tour in the Appenzeller cheese factory
Costs:

  • CHF 65.00 per person for groups of 10-14 persons
  • CHF 54.00 per person for groups of 15-30 persons
  • CHF 45.00 per person for groups of 31-40 persons
  • CHF 42.00 per person for groups of 41-50 persons
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Plan your events, seminars and celebrations with us .

elebrate with your family, with your employees or your friends in the Appenzeller cheese factory and let yourself be pampered.

Events and festivals

With us, you can enjoy Appenzellerland and the Appenzeller cheese factory, along with everything that is part of it. Whether with or without a supporting program, we can organise your weddings, family celebrations or other events according to your needs and wishes.

Details

Call us, we will advise you.

Appenzeller Schaukäserei AG
Dorf 711
9063 Stein

Tel. +41 (0)71 368 50 70
Fax +41 (0)71 368 50 75
info@schaukaeserei

Seminars and meetings, away from everyday life

In one of our five small, discreet rooms, away from everyday hectic life, your seminars are simply quieter, more interesting and more creative. Before and after the seminar, you can enjoy market-fresh dishes, cheese specialities and delicious creations from predominantly regional produce in the restaurant.

Details

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Appenzeller Schaukäserei AG
Dorf 711
9063 Stein

Tel. +41 (0)71 368 50 70
Fax +41 (0)71 368 50 75
info@schaukaeserei

It's birthday time!

A birthday party in the cheese factory is really fun. The birthday child eats the main course for free. Minimum participants are 4 people who eat with us. Reserve your birthday party early and let our team surprise you on your day. Do not forget to bring ID.

Details

Call us, we will advise you.
Appenzeller Schaukäserei AG
Dorf 711
9063 Stein
Tel. +41 (0)71 368 50 70
Fax +41 (0)71 368 50 75
info@schaukaeserei