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
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.
- 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.-/person
School groups (includes 1 free adult ticket): CHF 3.-/person
Visit and cheese tasting (cheese, soft drink, wine): CHF 10.50/person
Visit and cheese tatsting (cheese, cold meats, soft drink, wine): CHF 13.50/pers.
Cheese production on open fire (max 20 persons): CHF 350.-/group
Duration approx. 45-60 minutes
CHF 120.- per guide, max. 20 persons
Prices and times subject to change.
More information : www.maisondelatetedemoine.ch/en/museum
Address and contact
La Maison de la Tête de Moine
Domaine de Bellelay
2713 Bellelay, Switzerland
Phone +41 32 484 03 16