Festival: try the local production
Few days a year there are a number of festivals in Pontresina, and in Summer you may have the luck to attend and even participate to one of these events.
The streets are invaded by stalls with food, local products, musicians. . . . . and it is a pleasure to walk among the locals and tourists, listen to the music, hear the local language (a bit in fact, most people speak an Alemmanic german)
One evening a street market offered lots of local food like the wonderful Swiss cheeses (picture 1) (there is not only Emmental), and it is hard to resist to the homemade cakes (picture 2).
Peasants bring their production of dry sausages, cheeses, jams (picture 3), and only the plastic foils (which are compulsory for some hygienic reason) to wrap the produces give some “modernity” to the stalls! Other guys disguise as dwarves or other fairies to help convince the clients to buy dry apple slices (picture 4), but at the end, if you do not intend to carry lots of food back home, best is to find a seat at one of the tables some retailers install and to have Bratwurst, local pizza, or other foodstuffs (picture 5).
Lots more can be found at these markets and strolling around and having a seat for a snack gives you a plunge in the local life!