The Maison de l’Etivaz and the Caves à fromage

The Maison de l’Etivaz and the Caves à fromage
From CHF 8 .- / person

Etivaz is the name for an AOP mountain pasture cheese and the village where the cheese rounds are kept, near Château-d’Oex in the Vaudois Alps. The Maison de l’Etivaz offers visitors a chance to learn all about this cheese through demonstrations, tastings and visits to the ageing cellars.

At the Maison de l’Etivaz, visitors can learn all about a typically Swiss cheese, protected by an AOP label (Appellation d’Origine Protégée – protected designation of origin). Open every day, this is primarily a place to buy this delicious cheese. Tours can also be organised with a slide show on how the cheese is made, a tasting (cheese on its own or with cold meats and a glass of local wine) and a visit to the ageing cellars.

Situated beneath the house, the ageing cellars contain over 20,000 cheese rounds which spend at least 135 days here, at a temperature of 10 to 16 degrees. During this period, the cheese is regularly turned and salt. According to a strictly regulated process, Etivaz AOP is only made between May and October in the mountain pasture chalets of Pays-d’Enhaut, at an altitude between 1,000 and 2,000 m.

Visits to the cellars :

Monday to Sunday - 10 am and 2 pm

For guided tours in a foreign language, please book your visit at least 48 hours in advance.

Practical information

Information COVID-19 :

Wearing the mask is mandatory in the film from 6 people and strictly mandatory in the cellars.


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La Maison de l'Etivaz
Route des Mosses 72
1660 l'Etivaz

Tel : +41 26 924 70 60

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Opening hours

From May 3, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021
Monday - Saturday
08:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 17:00


Tasting and Film Package : slide show, discovery of the cellars and tasting of 5 cheeses with bread and wine
Adults from 16 years old
CHF 12.-
Child from 6 to 15 years old
CHF 8.-