About Cheese Train
Half Fare Card: 69 Sfr from Montreux
Swiss Travel Pass: 49 Sfr from Montreux
Pre-booking is essential.
The Cheese Train takes you on a fantastic one hour journey with stunning winter scenery to discover Swiss traditions. The fabulous first class 'Belle Epoque' Pullman carriages take you to Château d'Oex for a traditional cheese making demonstration followed by a delicious cheese fondue lunch.
The Cheese train will be waiting in Montreux station to welcome you on board for this fantastic experience. The journey has lovely views all the way to 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. They make their own 'Chalet Bio' cheese over a wood fire, just like in an alpine chalet. Before your very eyes, the cheesemaker, wearing traditional costume, will transform around 200 litres of organic milk into cheese, which you will have the opportunity to try.
Lunch will be served at the warm, cosy and authentic 'Le Chalet' Restaurant with its rustic setting. An excellent organic cheese fondue and dessert are included (drinks payable locally).
After lunch you will taken to the Museum 'Vieux Pays d'Enhaut', a private museum which was established in 1922. You can experience life in a traditional home of yesteryear and admire the typical art of the region: handmade cut-outs. An alternative visit is to the house of hot air ballooning 'Espace Ballon' - another activity for which the area is famous.
Your train will depart Château-d'Oex for the scenic journey back to Lake Geneva and Montreux.
This excursion is available January-April, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The train will departs 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.