On the Vacherin Trail

On the Vacherin Trail

Take a walk along the Vacherin trail and discover the artistry within this traditional industry. 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...more

Cheese dairies Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP

Cheese dairies Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP

Would you like to watch the production of Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP, and see how the cheese makers attach a belt of pine bark around freshly made cheese? The cheese dairies of the Vallée de Joux that produce Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP, and the aging...more

It's more than a question of time

It's more than a...

Olivier Piguet introduces clock lovers to the art of clock making in his...more

On the Vacherin Trail

Take a walk along the Vacherin trail and discover the artistry within this traditional industry. 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.

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.

On the Vacherin Trail
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Cheese dairies Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP

Would you like to watch the production of Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP, and see how the cheese makers attach a belt of pine bark around freshly made cheese? The cheese dairies of the Vallée de Joux that produce Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP, and the aging cellars as well, are happy to welcome interested visitors during the production period from late September to April.

Cheese dairies Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP
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Around the lake

The Lac de Joux lies at an altitude of 1,000m, and is popular with hikers (circular hike takes a full day) and mountain bikers for its wild beauty and superb shoreline trails.

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It's more than a question of time

Olivier Piguet introduces clock lovers to the art of clock making in his studio, the Centre d’initiation de l’horlogerie, in Le Sentier. He tells you a lot about the history and the craftsmanship of clocks. He teaches up to two participants in one- to two-day courses, how clocks are taken apart, cleaned, oiled and put together again. Lunch is prepared in his house "Le Petit Paradis" by the clock master himself, and is included in the price of the course.

It's more than a question of time
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