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History

Our history begins with the first mention of the cheese dairy – then called Mettlen – in a cash book in 1868. Today, almost 150 years later, the old cheese dairy is still in use, although it has since been renovated and two more production facilities have been added.
 
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2017

The Bütschwil Käse GmbH branch is founded in Konstanz.

 

2016


Work on our new cheese warehouse has begun.
Roman Egli joins the company as a full-time sales manager. The product range is continuously expanded.

 

2012

Güntensperger Käse is founded with the companies Bütschwil Käse AG and Müselbach Käse AG. First professional sales attempts with new products (Roter Teufel and Firstkönig) are launched by Reto Güntensperger and his cousin Roman Egli, who was still working full-time for the police at the time.

  

2013


Former milk collection by means of milk lorries until about 2013, then farm collection by lorry from the Mettlen cheese dairy, Müselbach.

 

2009

Reto successfully completes his master craftsman's examination and returns to his parents' business.

 

2005

First own specialities/brands are developed and produced in small quantities.

 

2000


In front of the Bodmen cheese dairy. Master cheesemaker Heinz Güntensperger poses with his milk suppliers on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of production in Bodmen.

 

1994


From left to right: Reto Güntensperger, his cousin Aemisegger Michi, taster Wenk Michi and Heinz at the Bodmen cheese dairy.

Heinz Güntensperger (back) with son Reto Güntensperger (front, 10 years old).

A newspaper article reports on the anniversary of the Mettlen cheese dairy and the Güntensperger family. In the photo above left: The milk suppliers of the Mettlen cheese dairy with their wives.


Master cheesemaker Peter Güntensperger in the Mettlen cheese cellar.

1992

Heinz and Peter Güntensperger are both honoured among the ten best Appenzell producers.

Master cheesemaker Peter Güntensperger in the Mettlen cheese cellar.

 

1979

Handover of the cheese dairy from August Güntensperger to his son Peter.

 

1974


Former master cheesemaker Josef Eberle with his wife Anna in the Bodmen cheese dairy. The cheese vat capacity was 1,000 litres of milk. The cheese dairy was renovated shortly afterwards in 1975.

 

1968


From left to right: Paul, Peter, Heinz, Markus, August Güntensperger and Stefan, now trained cheesemakers.

 

1965


August Güntensperger in front of the Mettlen cheese dairy, Müselbach with his Studebaker.

Master cheesemaker August Güntensperger at the Mettlen cheese dairy, Müselbach.

 

1964

Loading the cheese, Käserei Mettlen, Müselbach.



Heinz Güntensperger in the cheese cellar of the Mettlen cheese dairy, Müselbach.
 

1963


From left to right: Heinz and the twins Paul and Peter, now trained cheesemakers.

 

1960


12. September: August Güntensperger buys the Mettlen cheese dairy.

 

1939

August Güntersperger (2nd from right) with colleagues from the Bernese dairy school Rütti-Zollikofen.

 

1873

First minutes mentioning the Mettlen alpine dairy.

 

1868

First mention as Sennerei Mettlen in a cash book.

 
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