Alpine cheese dairy – Alp Seewlen
See the production of Alpine cheese
Watch the Klopfenstein family making alpine cheese and smell the good aroma of the cheese kitchen. There will be a snack with fine "bread and ches" and an insight into the cheese cellar.
Talk to the Klopfensteins, an alpine family, and find out everything you ever wanted to know about cheese or life in the Alps.
The fresh alpine milk in Simmental is usually made into Berner Alpkäse AOP and Berner Hobelkäse AOP cheeses. The various herbs and grasses in the alpine meadows and mountain water produce the rich and healthy alpine milk. alpine cheese is only produced during the summer in the Alps. The alpine milk is processed then and there on the Alp.
On Thursdays from mid-June to mid-August.
8.25 a.m. at Lenk train station, bus transfer to Laubbärgli. This is followed by a 10 to 50 minute walk to Alp Seewle (depending on Stafel).
Finish around 11.30 a.m.
Return journey from Laubbärgli: 12.35 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. or walk back to valley.
Experience package price
Adult CHF 18.–, half fare for children (under 6 years is free). The Laubbärgli bus is not included.
Bus ticket prices: adult CHF 12.– one way or CHF 24.– return, children CHF 6.– one way or CHF 12.– return.
By 4.30 p.m. the day before at Touris Center Lenk.
Note: school classes and groups are welcome on the other weekdays. Reservation at least one week before.
Other alpine cheese dairy tours
You can see cheese being made on many of the alps in Simmental. The map with the highlighted alps and contact details gives you an overview. Just call and you will be welcomed along.