The Cheese Trail

Blog articles // 30. Nov 2017
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The Cheese Trail

Take a nice stroll, enjoy the magnificent views, visit the alpine dairies, and on the way, learn a lot of useful information about the local specialty Vorarlberger cheese: You can do all of this on a walking trail of about 10 kilometres on the Josef Rupp “Käsewanderweg” [cheese trail] at the Pfänder mountain. You can reach the starting point from Bregenz by taking the Pfänderbahn cable car. Or alternatively, you can start from Eichenberg or Möggers.

Mountain cheese and many other types of cheese are carefully produced in small dairies throughout Vorarlberg in the Alps. There are also two traditional, well-known companies that have collaborated in recent years to produce and market cheese: Rupp and Alma. The Cheese Trail features informational signs that refer to the founder, Josef Rupp I. The views over Lake Constance and the hinterlands are delightful throughout the whole journey. You can sample the best cheeses, made from silage-free hay milk, offered by the mountain dairies Jungholz-Hinteregg and Lutzenreute in Eichenberg. In Möggers, the Sennerei Bantel dairy is worth a visit, famous for its “Berggold-Camembert”. The family also runs a guest house.