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Our family business is situated in the tranquil Bernese Jura in the midst of an idyllic landscape and large pastures on the foot of the Franches Montagnes. We all work together in our cheese dairy and employ two cheese-maker to help us out.

Our 8 suppliers provides us with about 1'000'000 litres of milk per year, a small part of which is processed to TÊTE DE MOINE and the largest amount to "Chaux-d'Abel", a semi-hard cheese made from fresh raw milk as well. This cheese is very suitable for cold and hot dishes. We make also other cheeses like Tomme cheese and the "Tatouillard", soft cheese. We also offer home-made yoghurt and butter.


Visit the dairy !

You are welcome to visit our cheese production site or enjoy family and group aperitifs (limited to 50 people).

Fromagerie La Chaux-d'Abel
Pascal Zimmermann
La Chaux-d’Abel 76
2333 La Ferrière, Switzerland

Phone +41 32 961 11 53
Fax +41 32 961 11 14
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Did you know ?

  • Sleep and taste

    Sleep and taste

    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.

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  • New combined ticket

    New combined ticket

    On sale at the Maison de la Tête de Moine in Bellelay and at the Franches-Montagnes cheese dairy

    From 1 June to 31 December 2022, this combination ticket entitles you to a special price for a visit to the Maison de la Tête de Moine and the Fromagerie des Franches-Montagnes show dairy

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  • Exhibition of sculptures by Christian Burger

    Exhibition of sculptures by Christian Burger

    In the cultural section, an exhibition of four monumental sculptures, never before seen in Switzerland, will be presented on the grounds around the Maison de la Tête de Moine.

    The works, made of hay by eight people, each require almost a week of work. The creations can be admired in principle until October.

  • Photo exhibition by Pierre Montavon

    Photo exhibition by Pierre Montavon

    20 years PDO - From May 1st, 2021 a photo exhibition by Mr. Pierre Montavon on the theme of the new book l'Univers de la Tête de Moine will be presented at the Maison de la Tête de Moine.

    This exhibition of photographs from the book will portray the character of this cheese. The exhibition also portrays the many people who contribute passionately to the success of this cheese, from the dairy farm to the Michelin-starred restaurant and, of course, to the cheese dairies.

  • The universe of Tête de Moine

    The universe of Tête de Moine

    Once upon a time there was a cheese like no other. Published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the PDO certification, this book relates the odyssey of the Tête de Moine.

    More information... (FR)

  • Exposition of giant sculptures

    Exposition of giant sculptures

    The hay giants will be back! Exhibition to be discovered from 1st May 2021 in Bellelay.

    2018 edition in video (Youtube)