Alpine cheese tour
Hiking - making cheese - having breakfast
In summer, the mountain landscape around Mürren is not just for hiking. The main occupation of the local mountain farmers is of course not walking in nature but something much more exciting: cheese production.
In the alpine heights above Gimmelen lies the Schiltalp. During the guided tour you will climb a few metres in altitude to reach the alp. At the top the mountain farmers show you their craft. The alpine cheese is produced over months. For this purpose, huge cauldrons, a wood fire, a large storage area and much more are used.
After the insight into the cheese dairy, all guests are offered a tasty breakfast in the mountains.
The guided tour takes place every summer from mid-July to early September.
Every Wednesday at 07:45 the tour starts in Mürren. It ends, depending on the wishes of the guests, at Schiltalp or around noon back in the village of Mürren.
Reservations are mandatory and accepted by Mürren Tourism until the evening before.
Guided tour including breakfast
With guest card:
Adults: CHF 15.-, children: CHF 12.-
Without guest card:
Adults: CHF 30.-, children: CHF 24.-
The Schilt alpine farm is located at 1946 metres above sea level. Guests can only reach it on foot or by bike. From Mürren the road leads to Gimmelen, from where you turn right and follow the wide path to the Alp.
The hike from Mürren takes about one hour. The way back down to Mürren takes 45 minutes.