Our Story

Alfred and Margaret Guggisberg came to the United States in the 1940s to make cheese. Alfred attended the prestigious Der Molkereischule Zurrannt in Switzerland to become a master cheesemaker. Using his combined experience in cheese making, he worked on a cheese that would better suit the American taste. Alfred created a cheese now known as Baby Swiss. Today, Richard Guggisberg, son of Alfred and Margaret, a grand master cheese maker, has perfected the art of cheese making. Eric Guggisberg, son of Alfred and Margaret, also a grand master cheese maker, and his wife Julia have coupled the cheese with wine made from generations of recipes handed down. Visit all of our businesses in the Doughty Valley in the rolling hills of Holmes County near Charm, Ohio. Guggisberg's Doughty Glen Winery, Guggisberg Swiss Inn, Amish Country Riding Stables, Guggisberg Cheese and Chalet in the Valley Restaurant.

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" Too much work, and no vacation

deserves at least a small libation.

​So hail!  my friends and raise your glasses,

works the curse of the drinking classes."

-Oscar Wilde