Around 3,000 liters (793 gallons) of milk are used every day at the Schaukäserei Ettal cheese factory in the Ammergau Alps. The milk is provided by 36 dairy farmers in the region who, together with the Ettal Abbey, established their own cooperative. A visit to the Schaukäserei Ettal is sure to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
Watch cheesemaking at the Schaukäserei in the Ammergau Alps
Charmingly located in magnificent natural surroundings, the Schaukäserei Ettal factory sits next to the famous Ettal Abbey. It was the first business in Bavaria to be awarded the "Bavaria Ammergau Alps Tested Quality" seal. This seal guarantees to consumers that they are buying quality goods produced by Ammergau farmers, which have been processed exclusively in the Ammergau Alps.
Taste, experience, enjoy
In the Schaukäserei cheese factory, visitors find out what makes regional cheeses such as Ettaler Manndl cheese, beer cheese, original Ammertal cheese, and Ettal Abbey cheese so special. While visitors watch the cheese being produced firsthand from a glass gallery, they gain insight into the interaction between nature, agriculture, and dairy production. What use, though, is knowing how the holes get into the cheese if you don't know how the cheese ends up tasting? That's no problem: visitors have an opportunity to taste chunks of various cheeses. After the tour, they can choose from a varied selection of cheese platters in the rustic Brotzeitstüberl room. Coffee and cheesecake baked by the farmers' wives provide a delicious dessert to top off the visit. Milk, buttermilk, yogurt, and Bavarian cottage cheese are also available for purchase so you can enjoy memories of Ettal back in your travel accommodation or at home.
The Schaukäserei Ettal cheese factory is a must-do for cheese enthusiasts on a vacation to the Zugspitze Region. Make Ettal your vacation destination in the Ammergau Alps and find out how delicious cheese is made from Ammergau milk during a tour of the Ettal cheese factory.