House of Cheese Abondance

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    A valley, a cow, a cheese… a house to discover. Discover all the characteristics of this Protected Designation of Origin cheese during a playful, scientific and sensory visit.

    Set off on a sensory discovery in 9 stages through landscapes, techniques and senses.
    Here, time is no longer cut into fragments, it unfolds into riches. Open your eyes wide, listen, smell, breathe, from the pastures to the sweat of the gestures, from the freshness of the valleys to the warm smell of milk coming out of the udder, from the aromas of rennet to the smells of maturing…
    Be attentive, everything is offered to those who know how to receive, and here you will get the best: the taste of the world.

    What kind of taster are you?
    A cheese is a story of taste, but not only!
    Tasting a cheese calls upon all our senses… we look at it, smell it, touch it, eat it, and even more surprisingly, we listen to it.
    From the tasting table, your senses will be awakened to appreciate all the subtleties of Abondance cheese!

    The store
    At the end of your visit, we suggest you discover all the richness of our land with many products: Savoy cheeses, sausages, jams, honey, sweets, books and souvenirs…

    Abondance cheese will no longer hold any secrets for you.
    Product store and family activities. Guided tours on Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 2023 at 5:30 pm. Prior reservation required.

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    Further information

    The site is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
    Free coach parking.

    Cultural activities

    • History
    • Patrimoine-en
    • Plastic arts
    • Discovery
    • Tradition/folklore
    • Regional products
    • Agricultural
    • Environment

    Services & Equipment & Activities

    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Product tasting
    • Exposition permanente-en
    • Picnic area
    • Tourist brochures
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Shop
    • Lift
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking
    • Parking
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
    • Guided group tours
    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided individual tours
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    Customer base

    • Groups
    • Home school groups
    • Holiday Camps Home
    • Children from 3 to 5 years
    • Children from 6 to 12 years
    • Young people from 13 to 17 years old
    • Specially for children
    • Children
    • Special rate for jobseekers
    • Students
    • Special rate for single-parent families
    • Special rate for large families
    • Special rate for disabled people
    • Cycle 1: nursery school
    • Cycle 2: elementary School
    • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
    • Cycle 3: college (6th)
    • Cycle 4: middle School
    • High school
    • Higher Education


    From 01/07 to 30/09/2023
    Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 01/10 to 04/11/2023
    Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
    Closed Monday and Sunday.

    From 05/11 to 15/12/2023.
    Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    Closed exceptionally on November 11th.
    Annual closure from the end of the autumn school holidays to 15 December inclusive.

    Adapted Tourism

    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Mental disability


    Full price: 5.50 €
    Reduced price: 4.50 € (Families, students, disabled persons, pass Léman France).

    Free entry for children < 6 years.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    DUO ticket Abondance Abbey + Abondance Cheese House from 6 years old at the special rate of 9€.
    Free entrance on presentation of the Multipass.

    Information for booking

    DUO ticket Abondance Abbey + Abondance Cheese House from 6 years old at the special rate of 9€. Free entrance on presentation of the Multipass.

    Payment method

    • Carte bancaire
    • Chèque
    • Chèque Vacances
    • Espèces
    • Pass culture-en
    • Paiement sans contact-en
    • Credit transfer


    291 route de Sous le Pas
    74360 Abondance

    The Maison du Fromage Abondance is located in the heart of the Abondance valley: 5 minutes from the centre of the village, itinerary "Tour du village" or "Bords de Dranse". On the right as you enter the village from Thonon-les-Bains. 27 km from Thonon-les-Bains and Evian les Bains on the D22. 65 km from Geneva Airport It is served by the Evad coaches, stop "Maison du Fromage Abondance" (during school holidays).

    Characteristics :

    • Close to a trunk road
    • Mountain location
    • Ski resort
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Town outskirts
    • Mountain view

    Spoken languages

    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Dutch

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