Overview

  • Date

    21. September 2019

Intro

In Les Charbonnières in the Vallée de Joux, the Fête du Vacherin Mont-d’Or celebrates the region’s most famous local product.

The history of Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) is closely linked with that of the village Les Charbonnières in the Vallée de Joux which proudly celebrates this typical cheese every September with the Fête du Vacherin Mont-d’Or.

More than 4,000 people come to this local festival where they can enjoy the Désalpe (celebrating the return of the cows from the pastures to the plains), a local produce market, traditional entertainment and, above all, a chance to taste the first vacherin of the season.

The first cheese to be awarded the AOP label in Switzerland, Vacherin Mont-d’Or is a seasonally produced soft cheese which always comes in its distinctive box made of spruce, giving it its distinctive woody flavour. Connoisseurs enjoy it as it is or baked in the oven, from September to April.

9h - 18h Marché des produits du terroir, animations folkloriques

9h30 - 12h Descente des troupeaux

12h Dégustation des premiers vacherins Mont-d'Or AOP et partie officielle

13h - 16h Vols en hélicoptères

16h Concert au Temple avec le Club de Yodleurs de Sainte-Croix

Dès 18h sous la cantine «Grain de Phonie» et Bal dès 21h avec Top Five.

Invité d'honneur 2019: Berner Alpkäse AOP

De 08h à 19h, parkings et bus navettes gratuits. Crêt-Blanc - Le Pont - Les Charbonnières.

Parkings à proximité de la Fête en venant par Le Sentier/Le Lieu/Le Séchey.

DE 06H à 20H, CIRCULATION INTERDITE AUX CHARBONNIÈRES. DÉVIATION PAR LA RIVE SUD DU LAC DE JOUX (L'Abbaye/Les Bioux).

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Contact address
Vallée de Joux Tourisme
Centre Sportif
Rue de l'Orbe 8
1347 Le Sentier
+41 21 845 17 77
info@valleedejoux.ch
Location Village des Charbonnières
Centre du village
1343 Les Charbonnières
Schweiz
Event Homepage http://www.myvalleedejoux.ch
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Event dates

  • 21 September 2019

Date

21. September 2019

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