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Chasteilet im Justistal
Nutty Emmentaler or pungent Sbrinz?
What is Switzerland famous for? One of the most colourful nation, with many languages spokes, as national languages, a land famous for dairy products like cheese and chocolate...if you take a short walk in September from Sigriswil, you will find a great festival, stumbling upon Chasteilet im Justistal in the tiny village of Merlingen.
This is the time and place, when local farmers, residents and visitors celebrate the cheese that has been produced during the summer just past. Just imagine, fresh cheese, just prepared for the winter, not yet too strong, but soft and tender melting in your mouth...plus delicious glass of wine, makes you feel like in heaven. As this country has produced more cheese than any other, there are obviously countless competitions during the year, but this one is first after summer time, and the farmers and also locals have many types of cheese to show off.
Isn't that the most delicious thing you have ever heard about? Just imagine, be in this little village next to the Alps, with all the fresh air that is there, tasting the latest, best cheese ever, with positive people!!!What can be better? The festival is full of history, this ritual sharing of the cheese has been bringing the region's dairy farmers together for 250 years. The healthy Alpine cows mean that the milk flows freely in Switzerland From nutty Emmentaler to pungent Sbrinz, Swiss cheeses are prized the world over.
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