Peter Moser is a historian and director of the Archiv für Agrargeschichte (Archive of Rural History), the AfA, in Bern. He is also a member of the board of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO).
From 1914, the Schweizerische Käseunion (SKU, the Swiss Cheese Union) ensured people at home and abroad were kept supplied with Swiss cheese. For that purpose, the Cheese Union monitored both production and prices.
Until the Second World War, fondue was unheard of in most areas of Switzerland. The cheese speciality only became the ‘national dish’ as the result of a marketing campaign run by the Schweizerische Käseunion (Swiss Cheese Union).