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From 1 June 2022, you can use a combined ticket to visit the Maison de la Tête de Moine in Bellelay and the Franches-Montagnes dairy in Le Noirmont.

In Bellelay, you will experience a journey through the history of the cheese speciality of the Jura Arc, Tête de Moine AOP. In a historic outbuilding of Bellelay Abbey, you can watch the cheese being made over a wood fire and learn more about the 800-year-old know-how in the production of Tête de Moine PDO during the educational guided tour. Until the end of October, you can also admire the giant hay sculptures in the area around the Maison de la Tête de Moine.

In Le Noirmont, you can discover the different contemporary stages of milk production, manufacture and maturation. Interactive games and exciting stories await you, such as the history of the Girolle® or the collection of unique lactic acid bacteria strains - a carefully preserved treasure of Swiss cultural heritage.

Culinary offers

A cheese tasting is included in the price at both locations, and a shop with a wide selection of regional products awaits you.

The Maison de la Tête de Moine has a café and a large terrace. In Le Noirmont, you can enjoy a cheese snack to go, for example at the picnic area in front of the cheese dairy.

Prices

Normal price CHF 10.-
AHV, IV, students CHF 8.-

Please inform our staff on site, when buying an entrance ticket, about the possibility of obtaining a combined ticket.

Ticket valid until 31.12.2022.

Cannot be combined with other special offers.

Cannot be converted into cash.

Spend a night in our region and we will offer you half a Tête de Moine AOP CLASSIC cheese.

If you stay overnight for at least one night in accommodation in the Tête de Moine region of origin from 1st July to 31st October 2022, you will receive half a Tête de Moine AOP CLASSIC cheese per family.

Exchange this voucher in one of the four cheese dairies (Bellelay, Le Noirmont, Saignelégier and St-Imier) and take advantage of this to visit our sites and discover the secrets that make Tête de Moine AOP so unique.

On the cultural side, an exhibition of four monumental sculptures, unprecedented in Switzerland, will be exhibited by Christian Burger in the grounds surrounding La Maison de la Tête de Moine.

It took eight people almost a week to create each of the sculptures made from hay. The creations can be admired in principle until October.

The 6th Tête de Moine Festival will be organised from 5 to 7 May 2023 in Bellelay.

The guest of honour at the event will be the Raclette AOP.

More information ...

Maison de la Tête de Moine
Le Domaine 1
2713 Bellelay, Switzerland

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Phone +41 32 484 03 16

Opening Hours

Monday
03.10.22
Closed
Tuesday
04.10.22
Closed
Wednesday
05.10.22
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06.10.22
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
07.10.22
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08.10.22
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09.10.22
10:00 - 18:00
Currently closed