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Not a machine in sight. The spicy Alpine cheese is pretty much still made as it was a hundred years ago: Pure raw milk heated to 52° in a copper cauldron over a wood fire. This retains the unique aroma of the Alpine herbs. However, this Alpine cheese is more than just an exquisite delicacy. With its unsaturated fatty acids (omega-3) and its high calcium and vitamin D levels, it is also very nutritious. Over 300 tons of Alpine cheese are produced in the region each year.

Hiking tip

Anyone wishing to see what a cheesemaker does can be personally initiated into the secrets of this "Alpine Gold" during a visit to Dominik Mattis’ Alpine cheese dairy on the Wispile. This can be done in the mornings from mid-June to August. Take the gondola to the middle station and then follow the "cheese trail" up to the Bodme Alp.

More information: Wispile Cheese Trail

Alpine cheese dairy on the Wispile
Alpine cheese dairy on the Wispile


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.


Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83

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