Emmentaler Switzerland owes its exceptional quality to its tradition and origin.
Emmentaler Switzerland owes its exceptional quality to its tradition and origin. Gentle and lush green slopes, charming villages, houses hidden underneath enormous roofs and well-to-do, richly decorated farmhouses characterise the captivating landscape that is the home of this great cheese. Every round reflects the finest craftsmanship as it has been exercised for two centuries in this region’s village cheese dairies. Worldwide, it is acknowledged as the undisputed “King of Cheeses”.
The focus on cheese – In the Hardegger Käse family business in Jonschwil in Eastern Switzerland, everything revolves around cheese. Day in, day out, Josef Hardegger and his 125 helpers apply their whole passion and vast expertise to making and refining Swiss semi-hard and hard cheeses (slicing cheese) and preparing them for market. Over the past years, their ideal combination of skills and dedication has transformed the former small village cheese dairy in Jonschwil into today’s Hardegger Käse Inc. company – one of Switzerland’s most important cheese producers and traders.