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Chemin du Jura bernois
Chemin du Jura bernois
Stage 2, Sornetan–Tramelan
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 6, Sornetan–Sonceboz
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Tour de Moron
Tour de Moron
Route 419, Bellelay–Malleray-Bévilard
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Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 2, Delémont–Tramelan
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Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 3, Tramelan–Welschenrohr
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La Courtine Bike
Bellelay Bike
Saicourt
Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay

Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay

In Bellelay, home to the Tête de Moine AOC, Fromage de Bellelay, you can visit the historic cheese dairy with its informative trail. Guided tours by request. This dairy is housed in the barn of the former monastery, now the Bellelay tourist office.
The museum is dedicated to cheese and to Tête de Moine, featuring tools, numerous utensils (moulds, milk churns, scales, centrifuges and other milk-processing equipment), explanatory panels and a collection of genuine and counterfeit «girolles» (cheese scrapers). Beside the historic dairy, Promotion Bellelay SA is home to a riding centre and a museum dedicated to the history of the Freiberger breed of horses, as well as to dormitories and banqueting facilities.

On the nature trail, you can discover the landscape and its flora and fauna. Over the centuries, the history of Tête de Moine has always been closely linked to Bellelay Abbey, where regular organ concerts are held. To make a spur-of-the-moment visit, just ask for the key to the Abbey at the clinic reception desk. Guided tours are organized for groups.

Every Tête de Moine AOC cheese starts life on the mountain pastures of the Swiss Jura – the only place the cows find that special blend of aromatic herbs and plants that give this cheese its unique flavour and exceptional character. A typical product of its native heath.
In Bellelay, home to the Tête de Moine AOC, Fromage de Bellelay, you can visit the historic cheese dairy with its informative trail. Guided tours by request. This dairy is housed in the barn of the former monastery, now the Bellelay tourist office.
The museum is dedicated to cheese and to Tête de Moine, featuring tools, numerous utensils (moulds, milk churns, scales, centrifuges and other milk-processing equipment), explanatory panels and a collection of genuine and counterfeit «girolles» (cheese scrapers). Beside the historic dairy, Promotion Bellelay SA is home to a riding centre and a museum dedicated to the history of the Freiberger breed of horses, as well as to dormitories and banqueting facilities.

On the nature trail, you can discover the landscape and its flora and fauna. Over the centuries, the history of Tête de Moine has always been closely linked to Bellelay Abbey, where regular organ concerts are held. To make a spur-of-the-moment visit, just ask for the key to the Abbey at the clinic reception desk. Guided tours are organized for groups.

Every Tête de Moine AOC cheese starts life on the mountain pastures of the Swiss Jura – the only place the cows find that special blend of aromatic herbs and plants that give this cheese its unique flavour and exceptional character. A typical product of its native heath.

Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay

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Jura bernois Tourisme
Avenue de la Gare 9
2740 Moutier
Tel. +41 (0) 32 494 53 43
moutier@jurabernois.ch
www.jurabernois.ch

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miramont trekking hof
miramont trekking hof
Saicourt
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Hiking in the surroundings

Chemin du Jura bernois
Chemin du Jura bernois
Stage 2, Sornetan–Tramelan
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 6, Sornetan–Sonceboz
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Tour de Moron
Tour de Moron
Route 419, Bellelay–Malleray-Bévilard
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Cycling in the surroundings

Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 2, Delémont–Tramelan
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Arc jurassien
Arc jurassien
Stage 3, Tramelan–Welschenrohr
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Biking in the surroundings

La Courtine Bike
Bellelay Bike