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The Cheese Dairy Saignelégier was founded in 1995 and has become the largest of all Tête de Moine AOP production sites. With the new building our cheese specialists have been able to transfer and preserve the traditional values of Tête de Moine AOP making to a modern production site.

12 employees process roughly 10 million kg of milk each year supplied by 60 milk producers from Saignelégier, Les Pommerats, Montfaucon, Clos du Doubs and Champoz. From that milk -characterised by its herbal aroma- about 1'000'000 wheels of Tête de Moine AOP are produced each year. The cheese is stored and cared for in the cheese cellars until put onto the market by the cheese dealer Emmi Ltd. An average of 490,000 wheels of the unique Tête de Moine AOP mature in our cheese cellars in Saignelégier.
Come to see us!

Individual visitors may pop in on Fridays from 3-5 pm, and during summer and autumn holidays (July, August, and during the  first three weeks of October) from Monday to Friday from 3-5 pm. Groups are welcome from Monday to Saturday upon reservation (+41 32 952 42 20). You may watch the modern production site (without acces to the facilities) and watch a video about the art of making Tête de Moine AOP. Taste our cheese speciality on site and buy some to take home ! We are looking forward to welcoming you in Saignelégier.

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Visit the dairy !

Individual visitors : Fridays 3-5 pm, and during the summer and autumn holidays, in July, in August, and during first three weeks of October from Monday to Friday 3-5 pm.

Groups : Monday to Saturday (booking required)

How to find us : end of village, direction Delémont/Basel, on the left

Fromagerie de Saignelégier SA
Eric Bütikofer
Chemin du Finage 19
2350 Saignelégier, Switzerland

Phone +41 32 952 42 20
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