Emmental Show Dairy

At the Emmentaler Show Dairy, where traditional craft meets the latest technology, an all-encompassing farm experience awaits visitors as they are introduced to what might be the world’s most famous cheese.

How do they get those holes in the cheese? The answer to this question awaits you at the Emmentaler Show Dairy in Affoltern. The popular Emmentaler AOP is produced in the charming village located in the midst of the hilly Emmental region.

The show dairy has been open 365 days a year since 1989. Inside, visitors get to see firsthand how around 8,000 liters of milk are turned into cheese each day. In addition to fascinating facts and the story behind this traditional Swiss product, you can also learn how to make cheese yourself!

As of April, visitors can watch and lend a hand as fresh cheese is made daily. Combined with the “King’s Way” tour, it is a truly cheese-y experience that can also be booked for groups.

  • Information about Königsweg (King's Way)
    Length of tour Approx. 25min
    Languages German, French, English
    Adults CHF 16.50
    Youth 12 and over CHF 8.50
    Kids under 12 free of charge
    Families (1 adult + 1 child/youth) 20% Rabatt
    Groups of 6 or more 20% Rabatt
    Groups of 12 or more 25% Rabatt

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The show dairy has a playground and small petting zoo for children. If you want to explore the Emmental valley on two wheels, you can rent an e-bike onsite.

Another attractive option is to combine a visit to the Emmentaler Show Dairy with a beautiful hike – for example from Högern to Chrächen or to the Lueg lookout point.

The entire premises of the Emmentaler Show Dairy is wheelchair accessible.

  • Opening times for the show dairy and restaurant
    All year 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Information: Open daily (even on Sundays and holidays)

  • Directions with public transportation

    Take the train to Huttwil or via Burgdorf to Hasle-Rüegsau. From there take the BLS Bus to “Affoltern im Emmental, Dorf”.

    BLS online schedule

  • Directions by car

    Arriving on the A1 motorway from Bern, Basel or Zurich, take the Kirchberg exit and via Burgdorf drive in the direction of Hasle-Rüegsau to Affoltern im Emmental.

    Arriving from Lucerne on the A2, take the Sursee exit and via Huttwil drive in the direction of Sumiswald through Häusernmoss to Affoltern im Emmental.

  • Emmentaler Schaukäserei AG

    Schaukäsereistrasse 6
    3416 Affoltern im Emmental

    T +41 34 435 16 11

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