Old cheese dairy in Schaufelbühl

Emmental Cheese Route - Old cheese dairy in Schaufelbühl
Point of interest

Village cheese dairies started springing up like mushrooms from the 1830s onwards. A village's cheese dairy, also known as its "cheese hut", linked widely scattered farms together and was at the heart of village life. Cheese dairies were family businesses, and the square in front of the cheese dairy was often a social meeting point. Almost every village produced its own cheese so that it could monitor the quality of the cheese itself. Until the modern era, cheese was also a form of currency and exchange: it was even part of a clergyman's wages.

Holiday on a farm

Further information

To stay on a farm for holiday is a very great experience. Various farms can be found on the website of Emmental Tourism.


Holiday in Emmental

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