Visit to Emmental Cheese Dairy (Schaukäserei)

A visit to Gruyere or Emmental is a must when in Switzerland. Not just because it’s the home to some of the best cheese, cream and chocolate in the world but also wonderful landscapes.

Day 1219 – July 3rd 2017

Emme in Switzerland

Emme in Switzerland

Emmental in Switzerland

Emmental in Switzerland

Emmentaler Schaukaeserei

The Emmentaler cheese factory is surrounded by Högern and Chrächen and is located in Affoltern in Emmental. The village lies 801 m above sea level with its unique environment close to the river Emme.

Emmentaler Schaukaeserei

Emmentaler Schaukaeserei

You have great views of the actual cheese dairy where they constantly produce cheese.

Emmental Cheese Dairy

Emmental Cheese Dairy

Emmental Cheese Dairy

Emmental Cheese Dairy

Naturally, you are behind glass windows to keep the dairy free from bacteria.

Emmental Cheese Dairy

Emmental Cheese Dairy

The shop is stocked full of many items other than Emmental cheese.

Emmental Cheese Dairy

Emmental Cheese Dairy

There are also cheese programs where you can actually make your own cheese. Check out the website which I’ve linked to above.

Emmental Cheese

Emmental Cheese

Plenty of cheese samples to taste

Plenty of cheese samples to taste

Emmental Cheese Dairy Shop

Emmental Cheese Dairy Shop

Not only can you see how the dairy operates today, but you can also walk around the original Emmental Cheese Dairy from 1750 and then to the next generation in 1900.

The old Emmental Cheese Dairy

The old Emmental Cheese Dairy

Inside the old Emmentaler kaeserei

Inside the old Emmentaler kaeserei

The old Emmental Cheese Dairy

The old Emmental Cheese Dairy

The original Emmental Dairy

The original Emmental Dairy

The old Emmental Käserei

The old Emmental Käserei

Lots of cow bells around

Lots of cowbells around

 

The Emmental Käserei

The Emmental Käserei

The views around are stunning and you can breathe in the fresh country air.

The Emmental Käserei

The Emmental Käserei

There is a restaurant on site where you can enjoy your favourite cheese or sweet dish.

Emmental Cheese Dairy restaurant

Emmental Cheese Dairy restaurant

Emmentaler Schaukaeserei Menu

Emmentaler Schaukaeserei Menu

Meielis Merängge Gsclaber

Meielis Merängge Gsclaber

After all the tasting that we did, this was probably too much, but it was soooo yummy.

Buildings nearby Emmental in Switzerland

Buildings nearby Emmental in Switzerland

Buildings nearby Emmental in Switzerland

Buildings nearby Emmental in Switzerland

Buildings nearby Emmental in Switzerland

Buildings nearby Emmental in Switzerland

Buildings nearby Emmental in Switzerland

Buildings nearby Emmental in Switzerland

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