Making cheese in Ticino

A bit of Ticino to take home with you! At the Gottardo dairy in Airolo, guests can use the wonderful milk produced by cows in the San Gottardo region to make their own cheese. An experienced cheese maker tells them what to do and after each freshly made cheese has aged sufficiently to produce a... more

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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... more

A day at the dairy
Les Martel cheese-making dairy

Les Martel cheese-making dairy

Cheese-making dairy, visitor’s gallery, bar and shop guarantee a taste of all that’s behind this protein-packed delicacy in the Jura and... more

Making cheese in Ticino

A bit of Ticino to take home with you! At the Gottardo dairy in Airolo, guests can use the wonderful milk produced by cows in the San Gottardo region to make their own cheese. An experienced cheese maker tells them what to do and after each freshly made cheese has aged sufficiently to produce a fine mature cheese, it is sent back home to the one who made it as a reminder of an unforgettable holiday in Ticino.

The Gotthard Exhibition Cheese Dairy also features a restaurant and a store.

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!

Les Martel cheese-making dairy

Cheese-making dairy, visitor’s gallery, bar and shop guarantee a taste of all that’s behind this protein-packed delicacy in the Jura and Three-Lakes region.

Cheese-making dairy, visitor’s gallery, bar and shop guarantee a taste of all that’s behind this protein-packed delicacy in the Jura and Three-Lakes region.