A day at the dairy

A day at the dairy

Just imagine being able to make your own soft cheese in a huge copper kettle over an open fire! This is what you can do at Hemishofen, an organic farm where you can learn how to lend your cheese its own special flavour and how to refine it with...more

Gourmet path in the Montreux-Vevey region

Gourmet path in the Montreux-Vevey...

Why not savour a taste of the culinary specialities of the Montreux-Vevey region as well as the sights? On commencing the excursion in Vevey, climb aboard the train direction Pléiades and enjoy a cheese slice as a first if you like. The hike to...more

Dairy farmers on the Stafel above Zermatt

Dairy farmers on...

Hike to the alpine dairy above Zermatt and learn about living on the alp...more

A day at the dairy

Just imagine being able to make your own soft cheese in a huge copper kettle over an open fire! This is what you can do at Hemishofen, an organic farm where you can learn how to lend your cheese its own special flavour and how to refine it with herbs. You can also churn your own butter and sample it on freshly made bread. And those wanting something to wash it down with can help themselves to a glass of fresh milk by milking one of the farm’s many forbearing cows!

Gourmet path in the Montreux-Vevey region

Why not savour a taste of the culinary specialities of the Montreux-Vevey region as well as the sights? On commencing the excursion in Vevey, climb aboard the train direction Pléiades and enjoy a cheese slice as a first if you like. The hike to follow leads along the Pleiades ridge to the Lac-des Joncs lake, where you can now appease physical effort with small cold meats and cheese platter. Last leg of this tasteful hike is the downhill descent to Les Paccots, where a delicious meringue with whipped cream further sweetens a day well spent.

Dairy farmers on the Stafel above Zermatt

Hike to the alpine dairy above Zermatt and learn about living on the alp and cheese making

Bernese plait

A Swiss Sunday brunch without a Bernese plaited loaf is like Christmas without presents. The bread is especially delicious when you make it yourself and enjoy it warm from the oven.