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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 13, Vallorbe–Le Pont
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 14, Le Pont–Col du Marchairuz
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Chemin de la Dent de Vaulion
Chemin de la Dent de Vaulion
Route 117, Le Pont–Le Pont
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Tour du Lac de Joux
Tour du Lac de Joux
Route 127, Le Sentier–Le Sentier
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Cycling in the surroundings

Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 6, Vallorbe–Nyon
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Vacherin Mont-d'Or museum

Vacherin Mont-d'Or museum

The Museum of the Vacherin Mont-d'Or displays the history of Joux Valley cheese. Learn about the extraordinary history of Vacherin in its cradle: Charbonnières village.
The farm and museum of Charbonnières displays a collection of historical objects connected to Vacherin Mont-d’Or cheesemaking. They were collected by an authentic Vacherin cheese refiner, who also recalls the history of this cheese. Vacherin Mont-d’Or started to be elaborated at the beginning of the 19th century in Joux Valley. It was only produced in winter and was marketed by Les Charbonnières, a village on the lakeshore of Lake Brenet opposite Dent de Vaulion. In 2003, it received a "controlled origin appellation”, which guarantees its making and its origin.

After your visit, the "Pèlerin Cellars”, where cheese is matured the traditional way, as well as the museum invite you to sit down at table. It is possible to taste a piece of Vacherin from the oven on site or to buy one of the countless terroir products: Gruyère, local Alpine cheese, Tomme vaudoise, goat and lamb cheese, raclette, snails, honey, cured sausages or Gentian schnapps.
The Museum of the Vacherin Mont-d'Or displays the history of Joux Valley cheese. Learn about the extraordinary history of Vacherin in its cradle: Charbonnières village.
The farm and museum of Charbonnières displays a collection of historical objects connected to Vacherin Mont-d’Or cheesemaking. They were collected by an authentic Vacherin cheese refiner, who also recalls the history of this cheese. Vacherin Mont-d’Or started to be elaborated at the beginning of the 19th century in Joux Valley. It was only produced in winter and was marketed by Les Charbonnières, a village on the lakeshore of Lake Brenet opposite Dent de Vaulion. In 2003, it received a "controlled origin appellation”, which guarantees its making and its origin.

After your visit, the "Pèlerin Cellars”, where cheese is matured the traditional way, as well as the museum invite you to sit down at table. It is possible to taste a piece of Vacherin from the oven on site or to buy one of the countless terroir products: Gruyère, local Alpine cheese, Tomme vaudoise, goat and lamb cheese, raclette, snails, honey, cured sausages or Gentian schnapps.

Vacherin Mont-d'Or museum

Adresse

Musée du Vacherin Mont d'Or
Rue du Mont-d'Or 17
1343 Les Charbonnières
Tel. +41 (0)21 841 10 14
info@vacherin-le-pelerin.ch
www.vacherin-le-pelerin.ch

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B&B Labase
B&B Labase
Le Lieu
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Hiking in the surroundings

Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 13, Vallorbe–Le Pont
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Jura Crest Trail
Jura Crest Trail
Stage 14, Le Pont–Col du Marchairuz
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Chemin de la Dent de Vaulion
Chemin de la Dent de Vaulion
Route 117, Le Pont–Le Pont
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Tour du Lac de Joux
Tour du Lac de Joux
Route 127, Le Sentier–Le Sentier
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Cycling in the surroundings

Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 6, Vallorbe–Nyon
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Le Grand Risoud Bike
Mont Tendre Bike
Dent de Vaulion Bike