Foundation and purpose

On 18 September 1997 Tête de Moine AOP trade association was founded in Bellelay as an umbrella trade organisation dedicated to achieve the registration of Tête de Moine AOP as a protected designation of origin. Our trade organisation comprises milk producers, cheese-makers and ripening experts.

The purpose of the association is set down in its articles as follows:

  • to register and maintain the protected designation of origin Tête de Moine AOP, Bellelay cheese PGI/AOP
  • to establish favourable prerequisites for optimum product marketing, in particular:
    • promote coordinated marketing efforts at home and abroad using a uniform communication strategy while taking any existing infrastructure into account
    • support activities that help maintain and improve product quality within the AOP specifications
    • control supply and price within the conditions set down by the new milk market ordinance
    • define a common brand policy
    • struggle against imitations
  • to represent Tête de Moine AOP towards the authorities and the public
  • to engage in any other activities helping o promote Tête de Moine AOP.

The committee

The committee consists of 10 members.

Tête de Moine AOP trade association – the commitee

1 neutral chairman

Organisation of milk producers

3 members

Organisation of cheese makers

3 members

Organisation of cheese maturers and retailers

1 member

Delegate's conference

There are 24 members in total.

Tête de Moine AOP trade association – the delegate’s conference

1 neutral chairman

Organisation of milk producers

11 members

Organisation of cheese makers

10 members

Organisation of cheese maturers and retailers

2 member

President

Adresse Jacques Gygax
c/o FROMARTE
Gurtengasse 6     
Postfach
3001 Bern, Switzerland
Phone +41 31 390 33 33
Fax +41 31 390 33 35
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Manager

Adresse Interprofession Tête de Moine
Olivier Isler
Rue de l'Envers 16
2610 St-Imier, Switzerland
Phone +41 32 941 77 77
Fax +41 32 941 77 78
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