Cheese Train - Lake Geneva (Vaud)

Memorable excursion on the 'Train du Fromage'

Visit the dairy on the Cheese Train
About Cheese Train

Available: February-June & September-November


Half Fare Card: 75 Sfr - 1st class from Montreux

Swiss Travel Pass: 66 Sfr - 1st class from Montreux

Pre-booking is essential. 

The Cheese Train takes you on a fantastic one hour journey with stunning scenery to discover Swiss traditions. The fabulous first class carriages on the Belle Epoque Pullman train or the GoldenPass panoramic train take you to Château-d'Oex for a traditional cheese making demonstration followed by a delicious cheese fondue lunch. You'll also be able to visit the home of hot air ballooning at Espace Ballon. 

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Depart Montreux

The Train du Fromage will be waiting in Montreux station to welcome you on board for this fantastic experience. The journey has lovely views all the way through the countryside to the charming village of Château-d'Oex .

Cheese making demonstration

When you arrive in Château-d'Oex you will be taken to the 'Le Chalet' restaurant for a cheese making demonstration. The artisans make their own 'Chalet Bio' cheese over a wood fire, just as it has been made in Swiss alpine chalets for generations. Before your eyes the cheesemakers, often wearing traditional costumes, will transform around 400 litres of organic milk into cheese.

Fondue lunch

Lunch will be served at the welcoming and authentically rustic 'Le Chalet' restaurant. You will be treated to an excellent fondue ... indulge in the unctuous deliciousness of the organic cheese which has been made on the very premises. Drinks and desserts can also be ordered (not included in the price) and you will receive a souvenir of your visit after the meal. 

Afternoon activities

After lunch you can visit GoldenPass miniature railway in the room above the restaurant. Then why not take a stroll through the picturesque village and visit Espace Ballon - the home of hot air ballooning for which the area has become famous. Learn about the exploits of Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard, who set off from Château-d'Oex in 1999 to complete the first non-stop balloon circumnavigation of the world. 

As the afternoon is at leisure, you can take any train back to Montreux.


This excursion is available February-June and September-November, on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The train will depart Montreux station for the one hour journey to Château-d'Oex, arriving back in Montreux in the late afternoon. The price includes 1st class train travel, seat reservations, bus transfers, and all activities described above. 

Booking in advance is essential.


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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at

Traditional cheese making

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