Summer cheesemaking on the alp

Every summer a few fortunate Alpenwild guests have the exclusive opportunity to visit Eigeralp and live the life of an Alpine farmer and cheesemaker. They have the unforgettable experience of being an alpine farmer and making cheese using time-honored methods. In these high meadows above Grindelwald you gaze out over the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. You’ll share those views with 27 dairy cows, as well as heifers, calves, goats, and chickens. You'll also participate in making traditional alp cheese over an open fire.

High above Grindelwald

This authentic alpine getaway starts with a night in Grindelwald set below the north face of the Eiger. You have time to explore the town and do some favorite local outings like Bachalpsee or the Glacier gorge. The next day you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Grindelwald and taken to a small farm at Bussalp for a two night stay at Eigeralp.  Feel free to join the farmers as they go about their daily chores. Get up early for the morning milking of the cows. Watching the sun rise over the mountains is one of the most amazing natural spectacles you can experience in this part of the world. You’ll share meals with the farmers and cheesemakers and enjoy simple sleeping arrangements in a cozy private room. 

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Grindelwald. Check into hotel

Day 2 – Grindelwald - Eigeralp

Day 3 – Eigerlap farm at Bussalp

Day 4 – Eigeralp - Return to Grindelwald

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Tour Price

$1,275 USD Per person, double occupancy

$100 single supplement

Full amount due at time of booking to guarantee space

Trip Dates

25 June 2018 - 22 September 2018 for 4 days

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

  • Experiencing the life of an alpine farmer and cheesemaker—an authentic adventure
  • Viewing the North Face of the Eiger from your hotel in Grindelwald
  • Mountain panorama from the alpine farm at Bussalp