Dairy farmers on the Stafel above Zermatt

Hike to the alpine dairy above Zermatt and learn about living on the alp and cheese making

Hike to the alpine dairy above Zermatt and learn about living on the alp and cheese making

Bernese plait

A Swiss Sunday brunch without a Bernese plaited loaf is like Christmas without presents. The bread is especially delicious when you make it yourself and enjoy it warm from the oven.

Chocolaterie Stettler

Among the marvels created by this chocolatier are the traditional Pavés de Genève (Geneva paving stones), which can be enjoyed on the spot and also make ideal gifts to take home.

Alpine Cheese Dairy Morteratsch

The Alpschaukäserei (cheese factory), with its stunning views of the Bernina Massif, is situated not far from the Morteratsch Glacier. Watch the cheesemaker at work as you sample his handiwork with your brunch or Zvieri (afternoon snack). The Sennerei Pontresina cheese dairy's Glacier Fondue counts as an insider's tip. Purchase their products in summer or winter.

Fifty-five years after the last cheese left the Alpine peak of Nova, the Alpine Dairy in Pontresina is producing once again cheese in the traditional way on this idyllic mountain.