The cheese dairy Courtelary was set up in 1978. It is situated in the midst of the Bernese Jura, between the Chasseral in the south and the Franches Montagnes in the north. The present dairy was built in 1996 and consists of the dairy itself, a shop and a pigsty outside the village. Since 1997 the Kämpf family have managed the site.
Twice a day 9 milk producers deliver their milk to the dairies 3 1500L vats. Every day the milk from the previous evening and the one from the morning is processed into Tête de Moine (40-45% of the production or 60,000 wheels annually) and two cheeses specific to the dairy. Erguel Jura (which was developed by the Wenger family has been made at this Courtelary for 30 years) and Le Sauvage, two larger semi-hard cheese made from raw milk.