The taste of Switzerland
In the Simmental at the foot of the Niesen, we transform high-quality milk from the mountains and valleys into products with an unmistakable character. We’re passionate about our high-quality products and their distinctive taste.
We want to get consumers and markets worldwide excited about our authentic foodstuffs. Operating from the most sustainable dairy in Switzerland, we distribute our products efficiently via well-considered sales structures and maximize the benefit to the 1,800 family agricultural businesses that supply us with milk.
Premium milk from happy cows, processed in the most sustainable mountain dairy in Switzerland. Swiss pastures provide the basis of the animal feed. Did you know that Switzerland has some of the strongest animal protection laws and that animal feed containing GMOs is illegal?
Our cheese is produced from pure milk without artificial additives, according to traditional Swiss cheesemaking principles. It is then looked after in undisturbed conditions in our storage facility until it reaches optimal maturity.
After a short trip to the mountain dairy, our milk is transformed into a little piece of Switzerland. We use sustainable wood to produce heat energy. Simmental Switzerland creates attractive jobs in the mountain region, both directly and indirectly.
Simmental Switzerland AG was founded in 2017 as a subsidiary of aaremilch ag. Around 1,800 participating family agricultural businesses from the canton of Bern support the project with their milk.
Our relationships with suppliers, partners and customers are characterized by openness and trust. We consistently orient ourselves with reference to the needs of today’s consumers and design our products and services accordingly.
Our innovation isn't just restricted to our products: it also shapes our production, logistics and service processes. Our aim is to construct the best possible value creation chain between cow, milk producer and end consumer.
Our state-of-the-art mountain dairy is focused on the production of hard and semi-hard cheeses. Our lead product is Simmental Alpine cheese. The species-rich Simmental mountain pastures provide the unique basis for the milk that we use to produce cheese that makes you happy.
Unfortunately, only a very limited quantity of this delicious cheese is available until production starts officially in 2019. Interested? Get in touch!
Mild mountain cheese, produced from top-quality mountain milk,possesses outstanding cutting properties.
Swiss hard cheese, full fat.
Wide range of uses, from sophisticated cheese plates to sandwiches.
This aromatic creation is a Swiss semi-hard cheese, full fat.
Perfect for breakfast, for cheese plates and for adding a touch of sophistication to fondue.
The mild, delicate raclette cheese with the perfect melting point.
Swiss semi-hard cheese, full fat.
For grating, baking in slices, or as a traditional raclette cheese.
Mild holey cheese made
from top-quality pasteurized Swiss milk. The classic with the nutty, mild,
slightly sweet taste.
Key characteristic: very low salt content – approx. 0.5 g salt per 100g.
Swiss hard cheese, full fat, made with pasteurized milk.
Ideal for sandwiches and convenience products.
Discover and experience the origin and background of the Simmental Switzerland® brand in the visitor center "Simmentaler Käsewelt". The partly interactive section of the visitor tour offers interesting insights for actual and future cheese lovers!
For groups of 20 people or more, we already have a company presentation including a guided tour (30 - 45 min.) In D / E / F / NL, by appointment. To top off the occasion, a regional aperitif, raclette or fondue accompanied by a fine dessert should not be missed.
The restoration of the "Simmentaler cheese world" can serve up to 100 people.
Restoration / Regional & Tasty
From the small visitor package (CHF 25.-) including company presentation + a short tour in the "Simmentaler Käsewelt" including a cheezy degustation plate , we can offer a very interesting mix that will be unforgettable for you and your guests.
If we have piqued your interest, give us a call or drop by. We will be happy to send you our gastronomic offer for groups by mail.
Starting august 2020, the freely accessible "Simmentaler Käsewelt" offers insights into the cheese production, affinage and storage of our hard and semi-hard cheese specialties from Bernese milk.
What is delicious, may have time
From production to ready-to-eat cheese, our specialty cheeses require at least 3 months of maturity.
You will be inspired by the cheese counter of the "Simmentaler Käsewelt" (Visitor Center & Shop) and you will be able to enjoy cheese specialties from Simmental Switzerland AG.
Since we were able to open our visitor center we welcome individual guests to our Snack-Restoration & Shop - with a wonderful view of the Simmental mountains!
Phone: +41 33 681 10 00
Monday - Friday: 8:30 -12.00 and 13.30-17.00
On the following dates our visitor center remains closed:
Thursday, 18 May 2023
Friday, 19 May 2023
Monday, 29 May 2023
The team is currently complete.
Are you interested in the company and would like to join our young and dynamic team? Please do not hesitate to send your open application (pdf) via E-Mail.
The dust and construction debris has been removed and commissioning is complete. Production has been gradually ramped up since January 2020, our cheese warehouse is full and our products with the company number CH 95455041 are increasingly delighting consumers all over the world.
The Diemtigtal nature park dairy will be a modern, high-performance cheesemaking facility with an integrated milk processing plant. The Burgholz Heating Network will provide the necessary heat energy. The majority of our energy needs are served by wood from the local region, which allows us to make a significant contribution to the sustainable utilization of the surrounding mountain forests. As we purchase 100% of the used electricity from regional hydropower plant we produce fully fossil free! Naturally excellent.
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The Simmental product range continues to grow!
Just in time for the colder season, we proudly present our first in-house fondue. A creamy, melt-in-the-mouth ready-made fondue that convinces with its aromatic and balanced cheese flavor. Simple and easy to prepare, our Simmental Fondue is ready to eat in no time.
Our fondue house blend is available in two sizes, 600g and 900g.
We look forward to your visit to our store!
There is something to celebrate again! This year, too, we can report important successes at the World Cheese Awards. The Simmental Buure Chäs, a semi-hard cheese matured for 3-6 months, is awarded the silver medal. Our Simmental hard cheese (6-8 months) wins the bronze medal. These great scores confirm once again the outstanding quality of our cheeses. We are full of pride and are extremely delighted!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the farmers for the excellent quality of the milk and our sensational cheese masters for their extraordinary efforts.
On the 14th of April 2022 the award ceremony of the World Championship Cheese Contest 2022 took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Our CEO was there to personally pick up the gold medal we had won with our Simmental Swiss cheese. An award we are all enormously proud of!
Thank you very much. We look forward to taking part in the competition again!
We won! Our Simmental Swiss wins first place at the World Championship Cheese Contest 2022 in the Rindless Swiss Style category! As a new company, participating in the renowned global contest for the very first time, we are especially proud to have been selected as the winner. What a rewarding achievement.
We are looking forward to enter the US market soon!
We won directly with 3 products one gold and two silver medals, and this less than two years after starting up our production!
Gold: Hard cheese (10-12 months)
Silver: Hard cheese (6-8 months)
Silver: Semi-hard cheese (4-6 months)
The awards are a huge success to our team, which has been committed every day since the start of production in January 2020. We confirm this success as confirmation that we are on the right track.
The number of gold medals can vary in each category and depends on the quality of the products submitted.
2. Texture mouthfeel from the dough
A2 is one a!
With the A2 original milk, the Migros Aare presents a pioneering product that is wholesome and meets the taste of conscious consumers in a natural way.
Migros Aare is launching the "A2-Urmilch" at 99 locations under the label "The milk for me - A2-Urmilch".
Our project is still developing well. Since last week the first test productions with real milk run on the pasty milk line. In the cheese dairy, the plant engineering and the control company are working under high pressure. The entire team of Simmental Switzerland will soon start the final cleaning work. There is a lot of work to turn a major construction site into a food business.
The boss of Holland's second-largest dairy Royal A-ware not only relies on cheap Gouda. He explains why the partnership with the Naturparkkäserei / Simmental Switzerland AG is important.
The aim of the new cheese dairy in Simmental is to create added value for our farmers. We will reach our ambitious goals due to our strong new brand Simmental Switzerland®, and our the Dutch cheese marketing specialist Royal A-ware.
Diemtigtal. No objection to the planning application: the construction of the nature park dairy is projected to start in March. The new Ansmatte railway crossing should be completed as early as October.
The nature park dairy has taken the next step towards realization: the plans for the dairy itself, along with those for the external heating center and accompanying buildings, are now on display in the municipality of Diemtigen.
Simmental Switzerland AG | Ansmatte 34| 3753 Oey | Switzerland
T +41 33 681 10 00 | M +41 79 643 59 99