For millennia, escargots have been collected for culinary purposes. Their special characteristics, like having thousands of teeth, make them a fascinating species. In fact, the snail farm Elgg has fully committed itself to the little crawlers.

Between 30,000 and 40,000 snails bustle on the free-range breeding facility of the family farm, which was the first of its kind in Switzerland. Since 2004, the owning family Bähler has conquered the taste buds of gourmets with exceptional foods. “My father came up with the idea of having a snail farm,” farm owner Armin Bähler recalls. “No sooner said than done! He opened the farm.”