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The historic dairy and the museum

Discovery Tour and wood-fired production

Tête de Moine AOP represents first and foremost the taste of a region, over 800 years of know-how and a unique mode of consumption. At the "Maison de la Tête de Moine" we offer a museum which provides you with the opportunity to travel back in time and visit the history of Tête de Moine AOP. Highlights also include an ipadguided discovery Tour, an historical cheese factory with wood-fired production, a real cheese cellar as well as the tasting of local products.

Information and reservations

Opening hours
February to December : Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6.00 pm

Closed for holidays
25th and 26th December, annual closure: January 1st to January 31st

Cheese making on open fire

You can find out how Tête de Moine is made in the traditional manner.

production dates

The times for the manufacturing stages below are given as a guide only, and may be advanced or delayed depending on the progress of production.

  • 14:00: Start of the manufacturing process (heating to renneting temperature)
  • 14:30: Renneting (coagulation of the milk with the rennet)
  • 15:00: De-curdling (cutting) then stirring and heating of the grains and whey
  • 15:30: Removal of the cheese and filling the moulds

Individual visits and groups up to 9 persons 
iPad-guided visit (4 visitors per device):
Adults : CHF 6.-, AVS/AI/Student: CHF 4.-, Accompanied children up to 12 years: free 
Cheese tasting upon request

Groups from 10 persons : reservation needed
Adults: CHF 4.-/person
Children (12-16 years, includes 1 free adult ticket): CHF 3.- per person
School groups (includes 1 free adult ticket): CHF 3.- per person 
Aperitif with cheese, beverage, wine (1 dl) : Fr. 12.- per person
Aperitif with cheese, cold meat, beverage, wine (1 dl) : Fr. 16.- per person
Cheese production on open fire (max 20 persons): CHF 350.- per group

Guided visits
Duration approx. 45-60 minutes 
CHF 120.- per guide, max. 20 persons 

Prices and times subject to change. 
More information :

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Address and contact

La Maison de la Tête de Moine
Le Domaine 1
2713 Bellelay, Switzerland

Phone +41 32 484 03 16
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