The Nufenen Dairy

For over 50 years, we have been running our dairy operation with great passion, delighting our discerning business and private customers with regional, national, and international milk and cheese specialties, as well as many other delicacies.


In 1846, the farmers of Nufenen founded the first cooperatively operated dairy in Graubünden. Since its establishment, it has been dedicated to producing high-quality cheese products, combining centuries-old craftsmanship with modern techniques.

In the 1970s, the first original Grisons mountain cheese was developed at the Nufenen Dairy. Since 1992, all milk suppliers of the Nufenen/Hinterrhein Dairy Cooperative have been producing according to the guidelines of Bio Suisse Knospe.

Today, 16 milk producers from Nufenen/Hinterrhein operate a modern mountain dairy. The cooperative members take care of everything from milk production to quality assurance, processing, and marketing of their products themselves. The Nufenen/Hinterrhein Dairy plays an important role in local agriculture and culture, significantly contributing to the preservation of regional cheese production.

Maturing Cellar

A long-cherished wish was fulfilled in 2010. With over 4500 working hours contributed by our dairy farmers and extremely limited public funding, the most modern maturing cellar in the region was created. Since then, the Nufenen Dairy has had 16,000 cheese maturing spaces, which can be operated by the robot 'Charlie.' The new maturing cellar is a guarantee of high quality and consistency in cheese maturation. Additionally, it provides our employees with attractive and contemporary working conditions. Currently, we are expanding our storage capacities with another maturing cellar consisting of 8000 storage spaces.

High Alpine Organic Milk

Goldfinger herb, marsh orchid, and showy milkweed. These are just a few of the ingredients for an exceptionally flavorful mountain hay. The rare mountain herbs contribute trace elements and valuable Omega 3 fatty acids to the milk and thus to the cheese. Thriving after a late snowmelt at altitudes ranging from 1600 to over 2300 meters above sea level, these diverse natural meadows flourish only once a year.

The herb-rich feed is exclusively dried. In favor of high milk quality, the production of silage is consistently avoided. Fresh milk is delivered by our farmers twice daily – that's what makes the difference.

Our farmers have been managing their farms according to Bio Suisse guidelines for over 30 years. They place particular emphasis on sustainable interaction with nature and humane animal husbandry and feeding practices.

Self-service Fridge

Outside of opening hours, our products can be obtained at the dairy entrance in a self-service fridge. Payment by cash or Twint.