All aboard! Discover Swiss traditions on seasonal cheese train

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Here it is, folks: A way to combine your love for cheesy goodness with your next getaway.

Calling all cheese lovers! Here it is, folks: A way to combine your love for cheesy goodness with your next getaway.

Set your sights on the cheese capital of Switzerland, where a new cheese-themed train will take you along some of the country’s most stunning landscapes as you explore – and taste – your way through Swiss traditions on the Cheese Train.

Fondue (Image: acme)
Fondue (Image: acme)

Goldenpass, Switzerland’s railway system, introduced its Train du Fromage in early December. The seven-hour affair whisks cheese lovers away from the coastal city of Montreux for a day of cheese-themed enjoyment, starting with a cheese-making demonstration at the Le Chalet Restaurant, where you’ll watch as costumed cheese makers create creamy cheeses over a wood fire in the traditional Swiss technique. The demonstration turns between 160-200 liters of organic milk into hard cheese before your eyes, and of course, you’ll get to taste the fresh cheese after the demo.

A fondue pot (Image: Lauri-)
A fondue pot (Image: Lauri-)

After you see how the Swiss traditionally make cheese, you’ll head into the rustic dining room for a feast of fresh and organic fondue, followed by Swiss desserts.

After filling up on cheese, you’ll get a chance to further explore Switzerland’s history with a visit to the Museum of the Old Pays-d’Enhaut, a nearly 100-year-old private museum that offers a look at traditional Swiss homes and artwork.

If you’re more of a sweets person than a cheese lover, keep in mind that Goldenpass also offers a themed train ride where you can experience Switzerland’s other famous food: chocolate. The Chocolate Train takes passengers from Montreux to Switzerland’s Gruyere Region, which produces some of the country’s finest chocolate.

Cheese (Image: cookbookman17)
Cheese (Image: cookbookman17)

The Cheese Train is offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and will run through April 27, 2014.

Would you ride the Cheese or Chocolate Trains? Let us know in the comments!

(Main image: AMagill)

All aboard! Discover Swiss traditions on seasonal cheese train was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.