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The taste of Switzerland

Simmental Switzerland® – authentic Swiss cheese from the heart of the Bernese Oberland

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.

 
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Natural!

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? 

Simple!

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.

Authentic!

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® – Naturally excellent!
Our brand history in picture and sound:

Company

Berghaus

Rooted in Simmental, at home in the world

Local roots

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.

Innovative and fair

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.

 

Products

Käse

Mountain flavors

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!

HARD CHEESE / MOUNTAIN CHEESE

From flowery mountain pastures to hard cheese

 
 

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.

SEMI-HARD CHEESE

Authentically sharp

 
 

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. 

 

RACLETTE

Creamy, melting temptation

 
 

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.

SWITZERLAND SWISS

Premium hard cheese SWISS STYLE

 
 

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.

 

Visitor center

Simmentaler Kuh

Visitor center "Simmentaler Käsewelt"

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!

Groups (on reservation)

Origin & Development

 
 

Guided Tours

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.

Individual Guests

Origin & Backgrounds

 
 

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!

 

Bookings / Contact

Phone:  +41 33 681 10 00
info@simmental-switzerland.com 

Opening Hours

Shortened opening times of the shop due to the current situation. Our visitor center "Simmentaler Käsewelt" is closed due to the corona situation.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 -12.00 and 13.30-17.00

 

TEAM

The team is currently complete.

We are very happy about the great interest in our company. The numerous spontaneous applications are taken as a strong compliment for our forward-looking dairy project. We were already able to fill most of the open positions a a very early stage. Currently there remain a few positions in marketing, production and operations. 

Are you also interested to join our Young and dynamic Team, then please do not hesitate to send your open application (pdf) via E-Mail.

Ernst Arn

Ernst Arn

is the CEO of Simmental Switzerland AG since August 1, 2017.
He is in charge for developing future markets and for the overall coordination of the Nature Park Dairy project.

Simmental Switzerland AG | Ansmatte 34| 3753 Oey | Switzerland
T +41 33 681 10 00 | M +41 79 643 59 99

 
Ernst Arn

Armin Wasserfallen

is working for us since 1.10.2018 as Head of Operations. As a trained dairy master, Armin Wasserfallen is responsible for the procurement and assembly of the production facilities as well as the technical building equipment. The recruitment and training of our future staff will also be part of his field of activity.

Simmental Switzerland AG | Ansmatte 34| 3753 Oey | Switzerland
M +41 79 792 51 74

 

Dairy

Foto Bauplatz

The Simmentaler cheese dairy is running wel!

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.

 

Käserei-Betrieb

State-of-the-art and sustainable

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.

 

News & press

Glocken

Everything you need to know

Be the first to hear the latest news – directly from us, or via the press.

26/11/2019

Migros Aare takes "A2-Urmilch" into its product range

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".

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A2-Urmilch
 

04/11/2019

The last tanks are brought in

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.

Bauarbeiten Naturparkkäserei
 

23/10/2019

"The world wants good cheese"

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.

 

07/12/2017

Creating added value for our dairy farmers

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.


Bauarbeiten Naturparkkäserei
 

29/08/2017

Nature park dairy: construction to start in March

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.

Bauarbeiten Naturparkkäserei
 
Zeitungsartikel

21/07/2017

Planning application published

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.

 

Contact

Bergweg

How to get in touch with us

Simmental Switzerland AG | Ansmatte 34| 3753 Oey | Switzerland
T +41 33 681 10 00 | M +41 79 643 59 99

 
 

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SIMMENTAL SWITZERLAND AG