Guggisberg Cheese Factory in Amish Country Ohio

Guggisberg Cheese Factory

5060 State Route 557
Millersburg, OH 44654

p. (800) 262-2505

Store Hours:

(Jan - March) 
Mon - Saturday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday

(Apr. - December) 
Mon - Saturday - 8.a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. - 4p.m.

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2014 Ohio State Fair: Guggisberg Cheese Factory - Grand Champion Rosette for their Swiss Cheese and Reserve Champion Rosette for their Butter Cheese
2013 U.S. Champion Cheese Contest 1st Place Winner in Swiss Category
2012 World Champion Cheese Contest 1st Place Winner in Swiss Category
Swept the top 3 spots in Swiss class at 2011 United States Cheese Championships
2011 Ohio Swiss Cheese Association Grand Champion Cheese Maker
2011 Ohio State Fair Grand Champion Cheese
2nd and 3rd place at 2011 World Dairy Expo in Swiss class


Guggisberg Cheese Factory
Located in Ohio's Amish Country...

Alfred Guggisberg, the founder of Guggisberg Cheese Factory, took an interest in cheese making at a very young age. He was only 16 when he began to study the art of cheese making in the high pastures of the Alps in his home land of Switzerland. He went on to attend the famous Swiss Federal “Molkereishulle” (cheese maker’s institute) to further improve upon his craft. Upon completing his schooling, Alfred spent a number of years making cheese throughout Europe and parts of Africa before coming over to the United States in 1947 in search of a new challenge. It didn’t take long, with his Grand Champion Guggisberg Cheese Factoryhigh standard of quality, for Alfred to earn a reputation as an exceptional cheese maker. As a result of his abilities, local Amish farmers, in search of a cheese maker to provide a market for their milk, lured Alfred to the Doughty Valley in Charm, Ohio. The operation that Alfred took over, known then as Doughty Valley Cheese, evolved and became Guggisberg Cheese Factory in 1950.

In the 1960s, after having sufficient time to experiment with the local milk, Alfred was able to develop a new style of Swiss. His objective in doing so was to come up with a taste that was more favorable to the less-developed American pallet. The main differences with this cheese were that it featured smaller “eyes” (holes) and a creamier taste. Alfred’s wife, Margaret Guggisberg, christened the new cheese “Baby Swiss” after she saw a wheel of it next to the much larger wheel of traditional Emmental Swiss. Read more on our website>>>

2015 United States Grand Champion


Grand Champion Guggisberg Cheese Factory


Swiss Festival Champions

SUGARCREEK, OHIO — On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, the judging took place for the Ohio Swiss Festival’s cheese competition. Guggisberg Cheese Factory took the Gold in the Swiss class with their Premium Swiss entry, and will be featured throughout the festival as the Grand Champion Cheesemaker.

The Ohio Swiss Festival cheese competition is the third and final of the three contests which determine the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association’s Grand Champion Cheesemaker through an accumulation of points. The manufacturer with the most points at the end of the three contests is dubbed Grand Champion Cheesemaker. Guggisberg Cheese Factory was named the winner of the first contest, the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association’s Dairy Month Contest, held on June 19th, as well as Grand Champion at the 2013 Ohio State Fair contest on Tuesday, July 21st..

Grand Champion Guggisberg Cheese Factory