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Kaserai or Cheese Making

Hi,

Can anyone advise where I can go to, to watch cheese making in Switzerland besides Appenzell?

Thanks!
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Old 05.09.2006, 11:15
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

Sure, there's a lovely chessery very near Gruyere, in the French part of Switzerland. Don't forget to go up the hill to visit the awesome castle there, and eat meringues with double cream and raspberries!
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

that's the one i'd wanted to mention, too... http://www.lamaisondugruyere.ch/
the page is in english, so you'll have no problems to get your informations.

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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

Thanks. this sounds very interesting!
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

Thanks for this - my mother is coming to visit me this afternoon from Australia, and I'm going to take her directly from the airport to the cheese factory!
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

In case you're also interested, I found one at Appenzel
here's the link:
http://www.appenzell.ch/e_neu/angebote/familie.php

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Old 05.09.2006, 14:05
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

If you're visiting the gruyere cheese factory and you have a museums pass (or Raiffeisen Bank EC Card) you get in for free.
I did the tour and thought it was ok, though they dont make cheese all day long so it helps to try to plan your visit to when they are actually making cheese.

If you've driven there and have some time, it's also fun to visit the Cailler factory which I think is a short drive from there. This is chocolate and not cheese, but still interesting.
At the end there's all you can eat chocolate.
http://www.cailler.ch/en/vis/default.asp

The gruyere people only give you a small packet of cheese samples

If you wanna make a day of it all by taking the train: http://www.swisstravelsystem.ch/Swis...39.0.html?&L=2
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

Thanks. My husband will definitely love the idea of visiting chocolate factory.
I'll most likely be taking train there as we're getting ourselves the Swiss Pass, to check out as many places as possible during our stay here.
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

check out this website www.schaukaeserei-engelberg.ch
It is in some way connected with my girlfriends family, they are all cheesemakers or goat farmers from what I can tell, ( I havnt met them yet!!!) Hope it helps kryz
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Old 26.09.2006, 11:21
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

oops, forgot to update this thread with the report. We went to visit both the cheese factory and the chocolate factory mentioned further up this thread.

I can report that both places were English-friendly.

The cheese factory had one of those audio guides where you walk around and listen to information at certain points. They give you a little sample pack of cheese that you can take home. The tour consisted of info boards surrounding the factory below. The factory itself was tiny, so don't expect anything that will blow your mind. Fun way to blow 30 minutes.

Chocolate factory was a bit more tour orientated. You walk through various corridors with some history, pictures etc. There are videos to explain how the chocolate is made, and some staff at various points to explain some of the processes. At the end you go to a tasting room where all their products are laid out. My mother spent far too much time "sampling" at this point. Right at the end you get to see the factory itself (also tiny) through a glass window. Then of course out via the shop where you can buy the chocolate.

Great countryside around there, so I can recommend doing both of these things as they are also cheap and close together!

kryz, I take it you didn't mean to insult your girlfriend's family, and do mean that they are a bunch of goat farmers in the literal sense
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

No they are literaly goat farmers, cant wait to meet them all....the goats that is....dont want to get off on the wrong foot with future in-laws now do I..?
Now look I dont mean the goats are in-laws, I should imagine that would be illegal and it would be hard to get the right visa....Im just digging a bigger hole aren't I?

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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

You can go and see for free the caves where they mature the cheese in Kaltbach Kanton Luzern.
I went on this tour and it was really a nice evening out.
First you have an apero , then you go see the huge cheeses maturing in a cave , just the size of everything is breath taking.
After the tour they invite you to a cheese buffet with dessert and coffee and send you home with a box of assorted cheeses.
Nobody trying to sell you products,and even no chance if you wanted to buy cheese, you would have to go to your supermarket to get more.

http://www.emmi-kaltbach.ch/deutsch/hoehle-kaltbach/ This is the link where you can apply to be a friend of Kaltbach.
You do need to apply to be a friend of Kaltbach first before you can attend a cave tour but its not something you pay for and its not something you have to buy cheese every so oftan or anything else.
I know its not really making cheese but i hope its interesting for some of you .
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Old 01.01.2009, 17:14
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Re: Kaserai or Cheese Making

Emmental also does cheesemaking. Not sure if it's done in English or not.
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