Kaltacker wood collection site
Point of interest
For a long time, milk sales were of vital importance to the Emmental region's economy. Since then, the number of farmers and farms in Switzerland has consistently declined. Nevertheless, the statistics for the dairy industry are still impressive:
One Swiss cow - depending on its breed, age, development, weight, build and individual disposition – yields an average of 18 liters per day. In Switzerland as a whole, roughly 3,300,000 tonnes of milk are produced each year, of which around 40 percent is converted into cheese. Of all the types of Swiss cheese, Emmentaler AOC is exported in the largest quantities. An 85 kilogram loaf of Emmental cheese requires around 1000 kilograms of milk.
Food & Beverage
The Hirschen Kaltacker is approx. 500 meters away from the point of interest "Holzsammenstelle Kaltacker". Here you can get some food and refreshments.
Holiday in Emmental
Are you looking for more offers and attractive experiences in the Emmental? For Information on holiday in the Emmental and excursions for the whole family, visit the website of Emmental Tourism:
Download the app and head to the cheese route
The app will be your virtual guide on the whole cheese route. The app contains much information, pictures as well as an audio version for every point of interest.