The Maison de l’Etivaz and the Caves à fromage

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The Maison de l’Etivaz and the Caves à fromage
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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.

Practical information

Opening hours of the store:
Open 7/7 days all year long
From mid-May to mid-October:
8h - 18h30 non-stop

From mid-October to mid-May:
Morning: 8h-12h
Afternoon: 13h30-17h

Contact

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

Tel : +41 26 924 70 60
maison@etivaz-aop.chwww.etivaz-aop.ch

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Prices

Movie, visit and tasting
Children under 6 years old
Free
Groups starting from 15 children
CHF 6.-
Children from 6 to 16 years old
CHF 8.-
Groups staring from 15 adults
CHF 10.-
Adults up until 14 people
CHF 12.-
Tasting
CHF 5.-


Movie and visit
Children under 6 years old
Free
Groups starting from 15 children
CHF 2.-
Children from 6 to 16 years old
CHF 2.-
Groups staring from 15 adults
CHF 8.-
Adults up until 14 people
CHF 8.-
Movie : starting from 16 years old
CHF 2.-


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