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The Cheese Dairy Saignelégier was founded in 1995. With the new building our cheese specialists have been able to transfer and preserve the traditional values of Tête de Moine AOP making to that modern production site.

Information and reservations

Individual visits :
Individual visitors may pop in on Fridays from 3-5 pm and in July, August and during the three first October's weeks from Monday to Friday (3-5 pm). Groups are welcome from Monday to Saturday upon prior phone.

Group visits :
10 people or more upon reservation.

Individual rate :
Free visit; cheese tasting (with drinks) CHF 8.–/adult, school children CHF 5.–, children under 6 free.

Group rate : available upon request
Prices and times subject to change.

Address and contact

Fromagerie de Saignelégier SA
Chemin du Finage 19
2350 Saignelégier, Switzerland

Phone +41 32 952 42 20
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Important information

  • Production facilities are visible from the gallery, but not accesible for visitors
  • Accessibility for persons with reduced mobility

Did you know ?

  • 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 2021 to 31 December 2021, 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

    20 years PDO - In the cultural section, an exhibition of four monumental sculptures, never before seen in Switzerland, will be presented under the aegis of the sculptor Christian Burger 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)

  • 5th Festival of the Tête de Moine

    5th Festival of the Tête de Moine

    The 5th Festival of Tête de Moine will be held in Bellelay from April 29th to May 1st 2022.

    More information ...