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Since 2013, the Cheese train has been looking into the secrets of Switzerland’s most popular dairy product. In wintertime, a special coach of the Montreux-Berner Oberland railway sets course for the Pays-d’Enhaut in the Lake Geneva region.

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Due to the current situation around Covid-19 this theme route is currently not in operation.

Every Friday to Sunday between January and April, the “Train du Fromage”, or Cheese train, runs between Montreux and Château-d’Oex in the Lake Geneva Region.

Whether mild or spicy, creamy or hard – each year the Swiss delight in eating some 21 kg of cheese per person. The “Train du Fromage” takes a closer look at this most popular of dairy products. Each winter, the Montreux-Berner Oberland-Bahn (MOB) adds a special train to its Pays-d’Enhaut route in the Lake Geneva region.
 
On the way from either Montreux or Zweisimmen to Château-d’Oex, delicious cheese and a glass of regional wine are served while the train rolls past lovely, varied landscapes. But how is cheese actually made? “Le Chalet Bio” answers this question. In the cosy restaurant with an integrated show dairy, a cheese with the same name is produced in the traditional manner on a wood fire. Visitors experience up close how the tasty hard cheese is made from 200 litres of organic milk. Right then and there, they can convince themselves of how delicious the cheese tastes by enjoying an organic fondue. After lunch, the “Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut” museum is well worth a visit.

Facts

Route: Montreux – Château-d’Oex – Montreux
Duration: 5 h 31 min

Route: Zweisimmen – Château-d'Oex – Zweisimmen
Duration: 5 h 47 min

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  • Cheese selection and a glass of regional wine during the ride on the Cheese train
  • Visit to the Museum “Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut”, one of Switzerland’s most important folklore museums
  • Visit to the restaurant “Le Chalet” with show dairy and subsequent degustation of a bio fondue

Timetable

The Cheese train runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January to April. 

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The Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) / GA travelcard is valid on this route. Additionally, a surcharge for the seat reservation and additional services applies.
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Apart from a valid ticket, a seat reservation is required. 30 seats per day are available (no seat reservation for the journey back to Montreux). Offer available for groups of ten or more persons throughout the year.
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