Knowledge & culture

Tour of the Show Dairy in Affoltern i. E.

Why are there holes in the cheese?

On the tour through the four generations of the dairy, you will learn exciting things about the history of Emmentaler AOP and cheese production. During the tour, you can enjoy a tasting and find out more about the different maturity grades of Emmentaler cheese – delicious and interesting at once! The tour of course also reveals the secret of why there are holes in the cheese.

Travel comfortably by train to Hasle-Rüegsau or Huttwil, and from there take bus to the “Affoltern i.E., Dorf” stop. It is only a four-minute walk to the Emmental show dairy.

Make your own Stöckli cheese

Traditional cheese making like in 1741

A very special experience. Together with a professional cheese-maker, you will make your own cheese in our Stöckli (farm building) using 200 litres of fresh raw milk. After creating your cheese with your own hands, you will see the exciting result: two 8-kg wheels of great tasting Stöckli cheese.

Can be booked for the following times

January to March: 10.00 / 13.00 hours
April to October: 09.00 / 12.00 / 15.00 hours
November to December: 10.00 / 13.00 hours

Public cream cheese making

The experience around cream cheese

In just 60 minutes, you will learn about the individual process steps of cheese production. You will learn everything first-hand and thus have the experience and a "cheese course light" in one. Also visit the Königsweg, a "digitional" tour that is all about the history of the brand and the production of the world-famous Emmentaler AOP.

Cream cheese making takes place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 14.00 hours in the basement of the Stöckli. Reservation by mail or phone recommended (see contact below)

Languages

The cream cheese workshop will be held in German. Information is available in written form in French, English, Italian and Spanish on site.

Group tours

  • Group tours can be booked in advance. Freely selectable start time, bookable daily. Duration: 1 hour. Before or after the tour, you can book an aperitif with genuine Emmental specialities.
  • Group tours can be booked in the following languages:
    • German
    • French
    • English

Opening times Today (Thursday) open

Show Dairy opening hours

Open daily 365 days: 09.00–17.00 hours

Group tours

Freely selectable start time, bookable daily

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Public cream cheese making

  • CHF 12.50 Adults
  • CHF 6.00 Adolescents (12 to 17.99 years)
  • free of charge Children (up to 11.99 years)

Included in the price

  • Cream Cheese Workshop at 14.00 hours
  • Approx. 30 minutes after the workshop, the cream cheeses can be collected and taken home (1 piece per person, for adults and young people only)

Combiticket Cream Cheese & King's Path available on-site

  • CHF 21.50 Adults
  • CHF 11.50 Adolescents (12 to 17.99 years)
  • free of charge Children (up to 11.99 years)

Make your own Stöckli cheese

  • CHF 530.00 1 cheese wheel flat rate
  • CHF 745.00 2 cheese wheels flat rate

Group tour

  • CHF 165.00 Groups (1–25 people) flat rate
  • CHF 9.00 Additional for adults per person
  • CHF 5.50 Additional for teenagers per person
  • free of charge Additional children (up to 11.99 years)

 

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

BLS suggestion

Do you already know the King's way? On the interactive tour you will discover the history of the brand and the production of Emmentaler AOP.

How to get here

Travel comfortably by train to Hasle-Rüegsau, and from there take bus no. 471 to the “Affoltern i.E., Dorf” stop. It is only a four-minute walk to the Emmental show dairy.

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