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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

  • 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

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

Prices and times subject to change. 
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Address and contact

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

Phone +41 32 484 03 16
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Did you know ?

  • Sleep and taste

    Sleep and taste

    Spend a night in our region and we will offer you half a Tête de Moine AOP CLASSIC cheese.

    If you stay overnight for at least one night in accommodation in the Tête de Moine region of origin from 1st July to 31st October 2022, you will receive half a Tête de Moine AOP CLASSIC cheese per family.

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  • New combined ticket

    New combined ticket

    On sale at the Maison de la Tête de Moine in Bellelay and at the Franches-Montagnes cheese dairy

    From 1 June to 31 December 2022, this combination ticket entitles you to a special price for a visit to the Maison de la Tête de Moine and the Fromagerie des Franches-Montagnes show dairy

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  • Exhibition of sculptures by Christian Burger

    Exhibition of sculptures by Christian Burger

    In the cultural section, an exhibition of four monumental sculptures, never before seen in Switzerland, will be presented on the grounds around the Maison de la Tête de Moine.

    The works, made of hay by eight people, each require almost a week of work. The creations can be admired in principle until October.

  • Photo exhibition by Pierre Montavon

    Photo exhibition by Pierre Montavon

    20 years PDO - From May 1st, 2021 a photo exhibition by Mr. Pierre Montavon on the theme of the new book l'Univers de la Tête de Moine will be presented at the Maison de la Tête de Moine.

    This exhibition of photographs from the book will portray the character of this cheese. The exhibition also portrays the many people who contribute passionately to the success of this cheese, from the dairy farm to the Michelin-starred restaurant and, of course, to the cheese dairies.

  • The universe of Tête de Moine

    The universe of Tête de Moine

    Once upon a time there was a cheese like no other. Published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the PDO certification, this book relates the odyssey of the Tête de Moine.

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  • 5th Festival of the Tête de Moine

    5th Festival of the Tête de Moine

    The 5th Festival of Tête de Moine took place in Bellelay from April 29th to May 1st 2022.

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