Alpine Cheese Dairy Morteratsch

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...more

Secrets from the stove

Secrets from the stove

This cheese is so creamy, that one eats it with a spoon: Vacherin Mont d'Or is a cheese with a long tradition, carefully prepared by specialists in...more

A day at the dairy

A day at the dairy

Just imagine being able to make your own soft cheese in a huge copper...more

Tête de Moine AOP

Tête de Moine AOP

The delicious cheese from the Jura, savoured in delicate rosettes. Tête...more

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.

Alpine Cheese Dairy Morteratsch
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Secrets from the stove

This cheese is so creamy, that one eats it with a spoon: Vacherin Mont d'Or is a cheese with a long tradition, carefully prepared by specialists in Vallée de Joux. One of the cheese specialists is Jean-Michel Rochat, who is pleased to take interested groups on a tour of his cheese-making facility, Le Pelerin, as well as on a tour of the in-house museum. As a grand finale he reveals the famous recipe for making Vacherin Mont d’Or au four cheese (au four means from the oven) - the most popular Swiss dessert cheese.

Secrets from the stove
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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 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!

A day at the dairy
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Tête de Moine AOP

The delicious cheese from the Jura, savoured in delicate rosettes. Tête de Moine AOP (“monk’s head”) is a cylindrical, semi-hard cheese weighing around 800 grams (almost 2 pounds) with a silky body that easily melts in your mouth

The delicious cheese from the Jura, savoured in delicate rosettes.

Tête de Moine AOP (“monk’s head”) is a cylindrical, semi-hard cheese weighing around 800 grams (almost 2 pounds) with a silky body that easily melts in your mouth.

Tête de Moine AOP
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