On the Vacherin Trail

Le Pont

Téléski Dent-de-Vaulion

Téléski Dent-de-Vaulion

Lac de Joux, Hôtel Bellevue le Rocheray

Lac de Joux, Hôtel Bellevue le Rocheray

Le Sentier 1015m.

Le Sentier 1015m.

Le Brassus 1033m.

Le Brassus 1033m.

Col du Marchairuz 1449m.

Col du Marchairuz 1449m.

Vallée de Joux - Suisse - Le Pont - Le lac de Joux

Vallée de Joux - Suisse - Le Pont - Le lac de Joux

Mont-d'Or Vacherin, a unique, creamy cheese, benefits from a reputation that stretches beyond the Swiss borders. The season for this cheese is between the end of September and April, and it has been handmade in the cheese shops here (and matured in traditional cellars) for over a century.

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Vacherin was invented in 1815 in France, in the region of Mont-d'Or, and the process used to make it was introduced to the Vallée de Joux approximately ten years later. The village of "Les Charbonnières" is home to several maturing cellars. Discover how these help to ripen the fresh Vacherin cheeses produced by specially equipped dairy farmers. The tour takes approximately 5 hours and aside from cheesemaking, you will see some breathtaking countryside!

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