The Emmental valley: as unmistakable as its cheese

For culinary journeys and other excursions

Emmentaler AOP derives its name from the Emme valley (German: Emmental) in the Canton of Bern. The valley features gently rolling hills and runs to the left and right of the Emme river, with typical Bernese timber farmhouses scattered all around. A perfect excursion destination!

The best cheese is not a secret.

Emmentaler Switzerland warmly invites you to visit the cheese-making show dairy in Affoltern i. E. Every year 300,000 visitors make their way here to find out more about the secrets of cheese-making.

Just follow your nose.

The Emmental cheese route is a joint project by the farming community, the cheese dairies, Emmentaler Switzerland, the gastronomy sector, and the tourist industry. The route itself takes you through the beautiful Emmental valley, with lots of experiences for you to enjoy along the way, from your first attempts at milking or making cheese to trying your hand at playing the alphorn.