Alpine cheese dairy – Alp Seewlen
See the production of Alpine cheese
Peek into the vat while the cheese is in production and take in the pleasant aroma of the cheese kitchen. Tuck into a snack of «bread and cheese» and marvel at the number of cheese wheels in the cheese cellar. Follow the various stages of production right through to the finished cheese wheel. After a morning on the Alp, this will surely give you a new found appreciation for cheese.
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.
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: 12.30 p.m., 2.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 5.30 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 Lenk-Simmental Tourism.
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.