The high mountain environment of the Venosta Valley has always been associated with pastures and dairies. Since medieval times, butter and cheese have been produced in the pastures. Even today, dairy products such as natural butter, yogurt, cottage cheese and cream are still made there, particularly Alpine cheese and local specialties such as "Graukas".

Each and every year, international experts remain impressed with the regional cheeses, which are produced in two variations: soft and hard cheeses. Each cheese is marked by the pasture of origin.