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Cheeses from Switzerland Passport

Explore Switzerland, the land of cheese, with the Cheeses from Switzerland Passport and enjoy special offers at five show cheese dairies. The journey to the show cheese dairies listed here follows the Grand Tour of Switzerland route through the typical cheese regions of Switzerland.

Visit at least four of the five show cheese dairies to take part in the competition. There is a total of 50 prizes to be won. The entry form is integrated in the Cheeses from Switzerland Passport. To benefit from the offers and take part in the competition, you need the ‘genuine’ Cheeses from Switzerland Passport. The Passport is available at the five show cheese dairies, in regional tourist offices and from tourist partners, or can be ordered on myswitzerland.com The Cheeses from Switzerland Passport is available from 1st August 2020.

Convince yourself of the offers:

Appenzeller® Show Dairy

Appenzeller® – on the trail of the best-kept secret!

Your benefits:

  • 10% off your cheese purchase. Valid for: Appenzeller®, Emmentaler AOP, Le Gruyère AOP, Tête de Moine AOP and specialty cheeses from the Engelberg cheese dairy
  • 30% off admission to the interactive exhibition
  • CHF 4 off 1 portion of Stääner Chäshörnli with Onions and Apple Sauce (normal portion, in the Appenzeller Show Dairy restaurant)

Emmental Show Dairy

Visit what is probably the most famous cheese in the world – “The one with the holes!” – in its home region, get closer acquainted and enjoy it.

Your benefits:

  • 10% off your cheese purchase. Valid for: Emmentaler AOP, Appenzeller®, Le Gruyère AOP, Tête de Moine AOP and specialty cheeses from the Engelberg cheese dairy
  • 2 for 1 admission to the King’s Way tour
  • 10% off the price of Emmentaler Chäshörndli at the Emmental Show Dairy restaurant

La Maison du Gruyère

The Maison du Gruyère is a village cheese dairy that lets you in on all the secrets of Gruyère AOP cheese.

Your benefits:

  • 10% off your cheese purchase. Valid for: Le Gruyère AOP, Appenzeller®, Emmental AOP, Tête de Moine AOP and specialty cheeses from the Engelberg cheese dairy
  • 30% off admission including cheese tasting and audio guide
  • 10% off a Fondue moité-moitié at the Restaurant de la Maison du Gruyère
  • 10% off the price of a logo T-shirt Le Gruyère AOP in the Marché gruérien

La Maison de la Tête de Moine

Immerse yourself in the more than 800 years of fascinating history of Tête de Moine.

Your benefits:

  • 10% off your cheese purchase. Valid for: Tête de Moine AOP, Appenzeller®, Emmentaler AOP, Le Gruyère AOP and specialty cheeses from the Engelberg cheese dairy
  • 30% off museum admission
  • 10% off a Tête de Moine AOP sampler platter (for 1 person)
  • 10% off the price of a Girolle original, Girolle marmory or Girolle original mini

Engelberg Show Cheese Dairy

The cheesemaking tradition in Engelberg is almost as old as the 900-year-old Benedictine monastery.

Your benefits:

  • CHF 20 for a free choice of sampler platter and a piece of mountain cheese to take home, at the Engelberg cheese dairy
  • 10% off your cheese purchase. Valid for: Engelberg cheese specialities, Appenzeller®, Emmentaler AOP, Le Gruyère AOP and Tête de Moine AOP

Prices

Every person who submits the entry form from the Cheeses from Switzerland Passport, with at least four stamps from the show cheese dairies listed in the Passport, is automatically entered in the draw for a total of 50 competition prizes. The competition closes on 31 December 2021.

You can win:

  • 1st price: Pleasure stay in the Emmental • One overnight stay in a double room in the Romantik Hotel Bären Dürrenroth for two persons • Surprise menu in the evening in the Restaurant Bären Dürrenroth incl. 1 bottle of wine • “Flyer” rental for one day for two persons • Guided tour of the Emmental show dairy incl. the King's Path • VIP cellar tour “in the sacred halls” (Emmentaler AOP) of the Emmental show dairy. Total value : over CHF 1000.00
  • 2nd price: Pleasure stay in the Appenzell: • 1 overnight stay for 2 persons in a double room in the hotel Säntis, including breakfast • A guided tour in the show area of the Appenzeller Show Dairy for 2 people (up to 13 additional people can be taken along on the tour) • 2 kg Appenzeller cheese (all varieties) • Lunch with “Stääner Chäshörnli & Södwurscht” for 2 persons incl. 1 bottle of GOBA mineral water and 2 bottles of juice on tap, a sweet “Appenzeller Bereschlorzifladä” as well as 2 coffees and 2 Appenzeller Alpenbitter • 2 admissions to the Appenzell Folklore Museum • 2 tickets on the Säntis ; ascent and descent. Total value: CHF 680.00
  • 3rd price: Pleasure stay in La Gruyère: • 2 nights for 2 persons in the double room (category 3) • Swiss cheese breakfast “La Gruyère” • 1 welcome drink • 1 fondue night • 1 visit pass with discounts for the cable cars and various sports activities, two free entries of your choice (Gruyères Castle, Gruyères Museum, HR Giger Museum, Charmey Museum, Tibet Museum) and two free entries for La Maison du Gruyère or Maison Cailler • Public transport throughout the Frimobil network during your stay. Total value: CHF 500.00
  • 4th price: Plesure stay in Engelberg • One overnight stay for two persons on the Fürenalp • Fondue - voucher for two people from the Engelberg cheese dairy
  • 5th price: Pleasure stay in Jura : • 1 overnight stay for two persons in a double room including breakfast • at the Hotel de l'Ours in Bellelay • Visit to the Maison de la Tête de Moine for two persons
  • 6 – 10 price : 5 x 1 Set à Fondue (1 Set = 1 fondue-rechaud Glasi, 1 fondue-caquelon Stöckli et 4 fondue-plates Glasi ) to the value of CHF 188.00
  • 11 – 15 price : 5 x 1 Carousel Cheeses from Switzerland to the value of CHF 138.00
  • 16 – 20 price: 5 x 1 hiking set (1 Set = 1 backpack, 1 toilet bag, 1 microfiber sport towel and 1 tool Cheeses from Switzerland) to the value of CHF 114.80
  • 21 – 30 price : 10 x 1 cookbook « Cheeses from Switzerland in the kitchen” to the value of CHF 56.00
  • 31 – 40 price: 10 x 1 tool Cheeses from Switzerland to the value of CHF 42.00
  • 41 – 50 price : 10 x 1 umbrella Cheeses from Switzerland to the value of CHF 16.95
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