This day trip reveals the secrets of a culinary speciality associated with Switzerland, namely cheese. Departing from the lakeside city of Montreux, a Belle-Epoque style GoldenPass train takes you to Pays-d’Enhaut, the birthplace of the alpine cheese, Etivaz AOP.
A trip through beautiful countryside, culinary treats and alpine culture: this is what a ride on the Cheese Train is all about.
The experience starts at 10.30 a.m. on the platform at Montreux Station where passengers receive a welcome gift and sample some cheese and wine. After a 1st class trip in a Belle Epoque train to the Château-d’Oex resort in the Vaudois Alps, they make their way to the Restaurant Le Chalet via a marked path. Here, they can then watch a cheese-making demonstration where the cheese-maker in traditional costume uses a wood fire to turn 160 to 200 litres of organic milk into a hard cheese. Naturally, there’s an opportunity to taste the cheese afterwards. Then a meal is served in a typical Swiss ambiance, including an organic cheese fondue and dessert. Before the return to Montreux at 5.13 p.m., there’s a chance to browse through the Musée du Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut with its traditional crafts and decorative items.
GoldenPass Cheese Train
Rue de la Gare 22
Case Postale 1426
The Cheese Train runs from January to end of April, Thursdays to Sundays (and by request throughout the year for groups of 10 or more).