Welcome to Emmental


As lovely as all that sounds (and in actuality, is), the charm of the farm is not likely to be the reason you'll want to come here. Let's face it, it's all about the cheese.

If you're a lover of the soft, nutty, stringy, melty, gooey stuff, you're in for a real treat of tastings, opportunities to learn about the long history of the 'brand', demonstrations, shopping from the farm door, and did we mention eating lots of cheese already?


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Emmental activities

$161.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Bern Day Trip from Zurich

Depart Zurich by comfortable minivan and journey into the countryside. As you travel, listen to your guide share information about the region. Pass through Entlebuch Valley, a beautiful and scenic area that was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its moorlands and rich Alpine flora and fauna. Cross over into Trubschachen in the Upper Emmental Valley, which is noted for its lush green landscapes, clear streams and snow-capped mountains. Stop at the Kambly Experience, home to Switzerland’s premier biscuit producer. Discover how the sweet treats are made and taste several different biscuit varieties.Continue on to Bern, Switzerland’s medieval capital, which features a collection of pretty red-roofed buildings and cobbled streets. Wander around the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town with your guide, admiring picturesque local landmarks including the 328-foot (100-meter) spire of the Münster, Bern’s Cathedral. Take a look at the parliament building, which overlooks the River Aare. After the tour, spend some free time in Bern, during which you can eat lunch (own expense) or go shopping for souvenirs.Then it’s back to the bus for another drive into the heart of the Emmental, a patchwork of green pastures dotted with an occasional farmhouse. Visit an Emmental show dairy to learn more about the region’s famous cheese. Peer into the production hall and discover how Emmentaler AOP is made. Taste some of deliciously nutty dairy, before departing for Zurich, where your tour concludes.

$161.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Bern Day Trip from Lucerne with Dairy Visit

Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan in central Lucerne and journey out into the countryside to begin your tour. As you travel, listen as your guide talks of the region’s rich history and culture and enjoy stunning views of the scenic Entlebuch Valley — an area of unspoilt moorlands and Alpine pasture designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Head through Trubschachen in the Upper Emmental Valley and admire classic Swiss Alpine scenery such as crystal-clear streams and soaring, snow-capped mountains. Stop at the Kambly Experience — one of Switzerland’s biggest biscuit producers — and discover how the sweet treats are made. Enjoy a tasting session and sample several different biscuit varieties for yourself. Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern, the medieval capital of Switzerland. With pretty, red-roofed buildings and cobbled streets, Bern is considered by many to be Switzerland’s most attractive city. Explore Bern’s ancient Old Town with your guide and discover picturesque local landmarks including the 328-foot (100-meter) spire of Bern Minster. Discover top city attractions such as the imposing parliament building and the clock tower, and enjoy beautiful views over the Aare River. Afterward, enjoy a little free time in Bern to eat lunch (own expense) or shop for souvenirs. Back aboard your minivan, continue into the heart of Emmental, a patchwork of lush pastureland and traditional dairy farms nestled deep in the Swiss countryside. Visit an Emmental dairy with your guide and watch as the various ingredients are worked over by hand, and discover how Emmentaler AOP is made. At the end of your tour, sample some of deliciously nutty cheese before departing for Lucerne, where your tour concludes.