Tête de Moine AOP cheese dairies
Cheese is no longer produced at Bellelay abbey in the Bernese
Jura. However, visitors can, by appointment, see the historic
show-dairy where the celebrated Tête de Moine was once made.
The visit can also include a tour, led by a knowledgeable
guide, of the impressive abbey church, as well as a cheese
tasting – reservations required.
Museum of grapes and wine, Boudry
The impressive Château de Boudry, which rises above the Neuchâtel vineyards, is home to a fascinating museum devoted to the development of grape varieties and winegrowing over the centuries. The château also has a wine bar that offers local wines and other products for tasting.
This small, high-quality Basel brewery gives tastings, opens as a venue for private parties, and also offers beer lovers the chance to try their own hand at brewing. Each participant makes his or her own brew, and can later collect the result in a barrel. Those wishing to learn more can deepen their knowledge at further workshops.
Show bakery Zollbrück
A visit to this Emmental bakery is fascinating as well as delicious.
From a gallery you can watch the bakers making bread,
pastries and chocolates before tasting their creations for yourself.
The generous Sunday morning breakfast buffet is the perfect
prelude to a hike either along the river Emme, or through the
delightfully hilly countryside of the Emmental.