Museum

Maison de la Tête de Moine

Girolle with Tête de Moine
Girolle with Tête de Moine. © Guillaume Perret
  • Place

    • Bellelay
    Ort
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h
    Dauer

The Maison de la Tête de Moine is a museum, an old-fashioned cheese dairy, a cafe and a store selling local specialities.

"Several of us had booked a guided tour of the Tête de Moine Cheese Museum and the Abbey Church followed by an aperitif. We set off on foot from Les Ecorcheresses and kept up a good pace until we finally reached Bellelay. I really enjoyed the tour of the Cheese Museum and the Abbey Church. We learned that it was the monks who invented the Tête de Moine cheese! The explanations of the farming methods from bygone days to the present were well presented. This marvelous and unique day gave us a great insight in the history of this famous cheese and Bellelay, its place of origin."

Marilou

Good to know

Good to know
    • The information is given in French, German, English, Italian and Russian
    • Guided visits for groups upon request
    • It is recommended to combine this visit with a guided tour of the Abbey Church of Bellelay
    • Large rooms for conferences and seminars
    • June to September: traditional production every Wednesday afternoon from 2:00pm
    • Closed: 25th 26th December and 1st 2th January
    • With the JURA-PASS, get a 20% discount on 1 adult admission

Prices

Prices
  • Prices per person museum (with Ipad)

    Adult

    • CHF 6.-
  • Students

    • CHF 4.-
  • Children under 12 years

    • Free
  • Prices for groups

    Guided tour for groups (max 20 pers)

    • CHF 120.-
  • Adult in addition to the price for the guided tour

    • CHF 4.-
  • Students in addition to the price for the guided tour

    • CHF 4.-
  • Children under 12 years

    • Free
  • Aperitif

    With cheese and wine tasting (price per pers.)

    • CHF 10.50
  • With supplement dried meat / sausages (price per pers.)

    • CHF 3.50

On site

On site
  • Accessibility

    • Free parking
    • Accessible by public transport
    • Suitable for families
  • Activities

    • On-site catering
    • Guided tours
    • Exhibition / explanations
  • Services

    • Credit/debit card accepted
    • Suitable for groups
    • Shop
    • WC

Links & PDFs

Links & PDFs
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Maison de la Tête de Moine, cheese production
Maison de la Tête de Moine, cheese production
Maison de la Tête de Moine, cauldron
Maison de la Tête de Moine, cauldron. © Guillaume Perret
Child with Tête de Moine
Child with Tête de Moine. © Guillaume Perret
Maison de la Tête de Moine
Maison de la Tête de Moine
Tête de Moine tasting
Tête de Moine tasting. © Guillaume Perret
Maison de la Tête de Moine, demonstration
Maison de la Tête de Moine, demonstration. © Guillaume Perret

Contact

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