Our cheese dairy is located in the beautiful Bernese Jura, between the Chasseral to the south and the famous Freiberg Mountains to the north. For 7 to 8 months of the year the cows graze happily on the sweeping Jura pastures at 1,300 metres above sea level. The milk they give is silo-free and naturally produced, and is delivered twice a day by the village farmers.
The name “ERGUEL” has its origins in the former bailiwick of Erguel. This castle was built around the year 999 but today just a few ruins remain. The cheese has a long tradition and was created by the Courtelary cheese dairy. It is one of the oldest of the semi-hard-Alpine cheeses made from fresh, untreated Jura milk and is still produced in copper vats according to the ancient recipe. Now, as then, it is produced with great care and stored for a long time in the cheese cellar until a natural rind has formed.
Grand Rue 51, CH-2608 Courtelary
Telefon: +41 (0)32 944 11 46, Telefax: +41 (0)32 944 11 52