If you’re yearning for an authentic (and cheesy) Swiss experience, a visit to an Alpine dairy and cheese farm is an unparalleled adventure. Unlike the impersonal tours of cheese factories, this experience dives deep into the traditions and craftsmanship that define Swiss cheesemaking in a scenic cheese farm high above Interlaken. Here you will be taught the traditional way to make Swiss mountain cheese. While crafting the curds with your own hands you will even make your own Swiss cheese wheel. Add to that a delicious Alpine breakfast (with local cheese tasting), a whey (foot)bath, meeting the cuddly cows and a visit to the cheese storage cellar and you get an ultimate Swiss experience.

The Journey Begins with Breakfast

Your day starts with a hearty Alpine breakfast, featuring freshly baked bread, local honey, and an array of Swiss cheeses. This meal sets the tone for the day, offering a taste of the region’s rich culinary heritage. The breakfast also includes fresh fruit jams, cured meats, and other traditional Swiss delights, providing a comprehensive introduction to local gastronomy with unbeatable Swiss mountain views.

Hands-On Cheesemaking Workshop

Next, immerse yourself in a hands-on cheesemaking workshop. Guided by expert cheesemakers, you’ll learn about traditional Swiss methods, from heating and curdling the milk, adding cultures and rennet to molding the cheese in its final form. This interactive session not only educates but also allows you to create your very own Swiss cheese wheel!

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Relax with a Whey Foot Bath

After the workshop, enjoy a soothing whey foot bath. Whey, the liquid that remains after the curds have been removed from the copper cheese cauldron, is known for its nutrients and skin soothing properties. This centuries-old Swiss tradition is known for its therapeutic properties, offering a relaxing break amidst the serene Alpine surroundings. As you soak your feet, you can enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and let the natural beauty enhance your sense of well-being. A bite of cheese and another cup of coffee make it even better…..

Meet the Cows

A visit to the cheesefarm wouldn’t be complete without meeting the cows. These gentle and funloving animals are crucial to the cheesemaking process. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the stables and fields, interact with the cows, and even try cow cuddling, which is a unique and comforting experience that connects you further to the farm’s environment.

Scenic Alpine Views

Throughout your visit, the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps will enhance every moment. The picturesque landscape provides a stunning backdrop to your activities, making the entire experience truly unforgettable. Whether you’re enjoying breakfast, participating in the cheesemaking workshop, or taking a whey foot bath, the views of the Alps serve as a constant reminder of the natural beauty surrounding you.

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Explore the Cheese Storage and Aging Facility

Conclude your tour with a visit to the cheese storage and aging facility. Here, you’ll witness rows of aging cheese wheels and learn about the aging process, which affects the cheese’s flavor and texture. This part of the tour adds depth to your understanding of cheesemaking, showcasing the meticulous care that goes into producing high-quality Swiss cheese.

Book a trip to a Swiss Dairy & Alpine Cheesemaking Farm


A visit to an Alpine dairy and cheese farm near Interlaken is more than just a tour; it’s an immersive journey into the heart of Swiss tradition and natural beauty. From making your own cheese to meeting the cows, each activity is enriched by the stunning Alpine setting, making it an unforgettable experience. For those seeking a genuine Swiss adventure, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

For more information and to book your visit, check out our Cheesefarm Adventure page.

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