A look in the vat: Switzerland’s show dairies
Making cheese is an art form – and Swiss cheesemakers are the masters. The best way to find out more about this fascinating craft is to visit one of the many show dairies in our country. Take a glimpse over the shoulders of the cheesemakers to uncover some of the mysteries and discover at first hand how much work and passion is to be found in our cheese.
From milk to cheese to mouth: this journey is at its shortest in a show dairy. If you want to get a real idea of the celebrated art of cheesemaking, you have come to the right place.
And there is plenty more to experience besides cheesemaking: you can often enjoy an entertaining programme of events in wonderful surroundings. Some show dairies even let visitors make their own cheese and take their creations home with them. Typical events like card games and concerts also take place regularly in some show dairies. Culinary highlights in the on-site restaurants, activities for children and shops selling plenty of regional products can also be found. The show dairies offer special tours and activities for groups, making a visit well worth it for associations or work trips too. Meeting rooms can also be hired in some of the show dairies – get your training weekend off to the best possible start!