Baked potatoes, gherkins, pickled onions... Switzerland is famous for its national dish, raclette. But not all raclette cheese is the same! The demonstration dairy in Turtmann has won the title of Swiss Master of Cheese more than once. Here, milk from far and wide is processed into the original Valais raclette cheese before the eyes of countless visitors.
Turtmann has plenty to offer – just stop and look rather than driving through – it’s worth it!
The village of Turtmann (624m above sea level) lies on the floor of the Rhone valley and has a population of 1000.
Amongst the sights there is a water-driven “old saw mill”, an exhibition cheese dairy and the “Cultural Trail” leading through the village and past patrician houses dating from the 16th and 17th century. The footpaths surrounding the village, amongst others the “Adonis” and “Hopschil” paths, but also the 42-metre high waterfall – the actual gateway to the Turtmann valley - are waiting to be discovered.
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