Traditional Swiss Alpine Cheese Factory Riggisalp

The 2021 alpine season is over and no new cheese will be produced on the Riggisalp this summer. However, the show dairy and the alp restaurant will remain open for you until the beginning of September.


Alp descent 2020

After about 3 months on the Riggisalp, the beautifully decorated cows say "goodbye" and make their way back day to the valley. Through the traditional alpine descent, the cows are brought to the farm of family Pellet, where they will remain until the next summer.

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The history of the Riggisalp

The Riggisalp is located in the beautiful Schwarzsee Valley in the Fribourg Prealps. The alp brings a lot of tradition and history with it.
Historical documents prove that animals were summered on the Riggisalp several centuries ago already.

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A spectacle for young and old

Sign up now and participate yourself. Together with cheesemaker Bernard Schneuwly, you can take the cheese in a very traditional way out of the vat (minimum height for Kids is 150cm). A unique experience guaranteed! The process takes about 30 minutes. Registration is easy by using the calendar below. The alpine season is over for this summer, we are happy to accept new registrations from May 2021 onwards.

If something has changed and you are unable to attend a reservation, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can free the appointment for someone else.

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