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.
The Maison de l'Etivaz is pleased to announce the gradual reopening of the maturing cellars from Monday 1st June!
From May 3, 2020 To Dec 31, 2020
Tasting and Film Package
- Adults from 16 years old
- CHF 7.-
- Child from 6 to 15 years old
- CHF 5.-