1350 alp cheese dairies in Switzerland. For your gourmet moment, day in day out.

The Swiss mountains are not only known for their beautiful and striking peaks. One speciality from the mountains in particular fascinates throughout the world: Swiss alp cheese, which is produced by hand in the summer months on 1350 alps.

From the alp to the home

Swiss alp cheese can only be called cheese if it has been made from milk from cows, goats or sheep that graze on the alp. Furthermore, the cheese must be produced directly on the alp, as the name is protected. The many and varied plants and herbs on the mountain pastures are the key to the unique taste of Swiss alp cheese. But not only that: each region has its own traditions and its own recipe. Many alps guard a decades-old family secret for producing their alp cheese. The aromas, colours, shapes and degrees of hardness of Swiss alp cheese are as diverse as Switzerland itself. So testing the taste is never boring!

Competition: Win some alp cheese

Fancy a free tasting session of Swiss alp cheese? We are raffling a whole wheel of alp cheese (about 5 kilos) from the St Gallen Schrina alp. Those wishing to take part in the prize draw just need to complete the following competition form*. We are keeping our fingers crossed for you!


Alp stories

How is life on the alp? Our bloggers report on their summer in the mountains, their experiences and, of course, the cheesemaking.

Read alp stories

Experiencing the alp

But where are all these alps in Switzerland? Which are worth visiting on the next outing? A variety of the 1350 Swiss alps can be discovered virtually on our map.

Visiting alps

Buying alp cheese

Getting a taste for it? We have a few tips on where seasonal Swiss alp cheese is available – both within and outside the summer season.

Discover the online shops

Keeping up-to-date

Our monthly newsletter (in German or French) provides information on current topics about Swiss alp cheese. Register now and begin by finding out about our activities, the latest blog contributions, where tastings are taking place or even where a cow has escaped.

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*Conditions for participating in the competition
Deadline for participation is 31 October 2021. Anyone living in Switzerland is entitled to take part. Employees of Schweizer Alpkäse® and the advertising agency involved as well as their relatives are excluded from participating. Multiple participations are not accepted. Schweizer Alpkäse reserves the right to cancel improper participations. The prize draw takes place in camera. The winners of the competition are notified in writing by e-mail. The judges’ decision is final. Participation implies agreement to the use of personal data for advertising and marketing purposes. The first names and initials of the family name, as well as the winners’ place of residence, may be published on the Facebook page and Instagram profile of Schweizer Alpkäse. No correspondence shall be entered into concerning the competition. Payments in cash are excluded. Swiss law applies exclusively.