Visit a cheese dairy

La Maison du Gruyère

La Maison du Gruyère invites you to discover the king of cheeses: Le Gruyère AOP. It is located in its very birthplace, close to the mountain pastures and at the foot of Gruyères Castle.

Come and experience La Maison du Gruyère with your family, in a group or on your own and delve into the secrets of the making of Le Gruyère. La Maison du Gruyère guides you through a modern world of the senses and our cow Cerise (Cherry) introduces you to the secrets of the Gruyère AOP making. Two to four times a day you can experience cheese-making live from the visitors’ gallery. 

A headset is given to you and the audio information is available in thirteen languages : English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese as well as Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Russian. Written translations also available Korean, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Persian, Romanian and Turkish.

Opening hours

*Subject to change, please consult the Maison du Gruyère website for more information.

Follow the educational itinerary

Every day from 9am to 6pm (6.30pm from June to September)

Last entrance 30 min. before closing

Production of Gruyère AOP

From 9am to 12:30pm


La Maison du Gruyère  

CH-1663 Pringy-Gruyères

Phone +41 (0) 26 921 84 00           

Fax +41 (0) 26 921 84 01           

Email: info(at)


The cheese dairy Les Martel

The Martel dairy invites you to discover its visitors’ gallery. From here you can watch the making of Gruyère AOP live and take a walk through an exciting educational exhibition. 

Cheese dairy tours

  • Audio-visual presentation/slide show (French, German, English, Italian) and visitor gallery.
  • Film showing how for Le Gruyère AOC is matured in the cellars in French, German, English and Italian.
  • Le Gruyère AOC tasting (SFr 4.50)
  • Breakfast at the cheese dairy (SFr 12.50)

Opening times

  • Monday-Saturday: 7am-noon and 5-7pm
  • Sunday: 8-11am and 5-7pm
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Admission: Free


La Fromagerie Les Martels

Major-Benoit 25,            

CH-2316 Les Ponts-de-Martel   

Phone +41 32 937 16 66     

Fax +41 32 937 14 19     

Email: info(at)