Fodor's Expert Review Schaukäserei
Modern cheese-making methods are demonstrated at the Schaukäserei, a combination of a factory and a museum. Cheese is made until 3. A self-guided tour (free with the Appenzell Card) reveals the history of the local cheese, and a movie about the region is a surefire way to whet your appetite. The attached restaurant is one of the best places to sample some traditional dishes made with Appenzeller cheese, including a silky cheese soup, gooey fondues and raclettes (melted cheese served with small potatoes in their skins, pickled pearl onions, and gherkins), and a savory chääsflade (cheese pie). A playground keeps children happy, too.