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Cattle breeding, milk and meat production are the three mainstays of Alpine farming in the Gstaad region. Local farmers appreciate people taking an interest in their work, which is essential in ensuring that nature remains intact. With their keen sense of tradition, farmers are responsible for one of the main bonuses of this holiday region: its vibrant, traditional Alpine life.

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Cheese Grotto

Cheese ageing facility

Show dairy - cheesemaking over an open fire

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Fondueland Gstaad

Alpine Cheese Dairy Tours

Älplerzmorge, cheese production, whey baths or mountain food – the diversity of culinary experiences to be had on the mountains in the holiday region of Gstaad is huge. An overview - by no means exhaustive!

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Vorder Eggli, SaanenÄlplerzmorge, Tour of cheese dairy*By car from Saanen/Rübeldorf to Chalberhöni and dirt road to the Alp. Hiking trails also lead there. Location Bruno and Mirjam Signer-Wehren, Mobile: +41 79 380 73 05 or +41 79 257 22 76
Bodme, GstaadTour of cheese dairy*Take the Wispile gondola to the middle station, then 10 minutes on foot. Or head for Berghaus Wispile and then follow the Cheese Trail to the Alp, around 1 hour on foot, Location Dominik Matti, Tel. +41 79 406 97 39
Vordere Wispile, GstaadTour of cheese dairy*Take the Wispile gondola to the Wispile top station, then 45 minutes on foot Location Hans Hefti, Tel. +41 79 695 29 53
Hintere Wispile, GstaadTour of cheese dairy*Take the Wispile gondola to the Wispile top station, then approx. 45 minutes by foot Location Helmut Matti, Tel. +41 78 843 73 82
Turnels, TurbachÄlplerzmorge, Bathing in fresh whey, sleeping in straw barn, direct sale of air-dried meat and Alpine cheeseStarting at the Wasserngrat railway valley station, after 100 m turn right into a small road. This road leads through the valley up to the Alp. After walking for an hour and a half you will reach the Alp at 1900 m above sea level between Wasserngrat and Giferspitz. Location Jakob Zumstein, Mobile +41 79 635 96 87
Beust, SaanenTour of cheese dairy*, Direct sale of Alpine and HobelkäseBy car from Saanen/Rübeldorf ito Chalberhöni, then continue on hiking trails and mountain baths into the Chalberhöni valley; turn right towards the Alp at the Restaurant Waldmatte, Location Willi Bach, Tel. +41 79 330 86 28, Alp +41 33 744 92 05, www.willibach.ch
Walig, FeutersoeyTour of cheese dairy*, Direct sale of Alpine cheese, cow leasingwww.baergheimet.ch, Location Walo Perreten +41 33 755 11 31 Alp +41 33 755 13 18, Mobile +41 79 341 86 33
Alp Krinnen, GsteigTour of cheese dairy with Alpine breakfast***From the Tourist office Gsteig 15 min. by car, then 20 min. on foot. Location Tourist office Gsteig, Tel. +41 33 755 81 81
Site Alp, ZweisimmenDemonstration dairy, Group eventsBy car or post bus from Zweisimmen to Sparenmoosstrasse approx. 7 km, turning to the Alp is signposted on the right, then continue along a new road for 500 metres, Location Alfred and Kurt Santschi, Tel. +41 33 722 18 77, Mobile +41 79 334 62 48
Wildeneggberg; ZweisimmenZvieri on the Alp, Ruth Trachsel's "Taterechueche" (Saanen speciality), Overnight in a straw barn with evening meals and breakfastBy car as far as Saanenmöser, then continue along mountain paths to the Alp. Location Viktor and Ruth Trachsel, Mobile +41 79 441 27 83

The tours are only offered in the summer.
* Cheese production daily from 9.00 to 11.00 am.
** Cheese production daily from 10.30 to 12.00 am.
*** each Wednesday, only on registrationfileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente/PDF/Alpkaesereibesichtigung_Krinnen_2016.pdf

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Gstaad

The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.

Contact

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83
info@gstaad.ch

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