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Situated in a haven of greenery, at the border of the Jura and the Bernese Jura, is the magnificent building of the Maison de la Tête de Moine. We are located opposite the Abbey in Bellelay, where our famous cheese was born more than 800 years ago.

It is within these walls steeped in history where our museum will guide you through the ages. By following our iPad-guided tour, you will discover a cheese which has preserved its original and unique character across the centuries.

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Prices

Normal price CHF 6 .-
Concessions
  • < 18 years of age
  • OASI / DI
  • Students / trainees
CHF 4 .-
Children < 12 years of age Free

Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Groups
Normal price CHF 4 .-
Concessions CHF 3 .-
Children < 12 years of age Free

Groups: booking required for groups between 10 and 25 people (minimum 3 days in advance).

Advantages:

  • 1 free guardian ticket with 10 children at the reduced rate
  • 1 free entry and 1 free coffee for the bus or coach driver
Guided tours
Price CHF 120 .- per guided tour
Duration 45 to 60 min

Maximum of 20 people per tour, booking required (at least 10 days in advance). The cost of hiring a guide is added to the entrance fee.

Our guides speak the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • English
Manufacture
Price CHF 350 .-
Duration 90 to 120 min

Maximum of 20 people, booking required (at least 30 days in advance and depending on the cheese maker's availability).

Advantages:

  • Entrance fees and guide costs included
  • 1 welcome drink per person (white wine or a non-alcoholic drink)
  • Tasting of Tête de Moine AOP.

 

The manufacturing is proposed in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
Aperitif
Cheese platter with bread and a drink (100 ml) CHF 12.00
Accompanying dried meats & sausage + CHF 4.00

Price per person. As from 10 people, booking required (at least 2 days in advance).

Children

A small corner for play and drawing has been set aside for children inside the museum and also outside near the terrace.

Persons with reduced mobility

The museum extends over two stories and is fully accessible throughout thanks to an automated stairlift. Appropriately accessible toilets are also available.

Animals

For reasons of hygiene, all domestic animals are not allowed anywhere in the Maison de la Tête de Moine or in the museum. They are however welcome on the terrace.

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

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Phone +41 32 484 03 16

Opening Hours

Thursday
20.06.24
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
21.06.24
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
22.06.24
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
23.06.24
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
24.06.24
Closed
Tuesday
25.06.24
Closed
Wednesday
26.06.24
10:00 - 18:00
Currently closed

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