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Cheese dairy Gerschnialp, Engelberg

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Cheese dairy Stäfeli, Engelberg


Fresh from the market

Canton Nidwalden's alp cheese markets offer a wide range of alp and mountain cheeses from the region. The markets also sell meat specialities, farm products and gifts. Nidwalden's alp cheese markets are a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

Dates markets Nidwalden

Market in Dallenwil

On the following dates is the Market in Dallenwil between 08.30 - 11.30 o'clock:


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Nidwaldner GenussMarkt

21. October 2023
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ProSecieRara-Markt (Cancelled)

Cancelled: MArket in Culinarium Alpinum, Stans
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Alp Cheese Market Nidwalden

Sat & Sun 18./19. November 2023

Market Emmetten

Saturday, 23. September 2023

Market Ennetbürgen

Eysä Dorfmärcht Ennetbürgen, Saturday 26. August 2023
Eysä Dorfmärcht Ennetbürgen, Saturday 28. October 2023

The difference between alp cheese and mountain cheese

They may sound like the same thing, but they're not: Alpkäse (alp cheese) and Bergkäse (mountain cheese) are different! Alp cheese is made from raw milk on "alps" (with a lower case "a"), mountain pastures where cows spend the summer grazing fresh grass and alpine herbs. By contrast, mountain cheese can be produced all year round by dairies in mountain regions and is based on milk from cows that graze in the valleys and are fed hay in the winter.