Sbrinz maturing cellar – Open sesame!
In the middle of Lucerne lies a real jewel. Here, we are not talking about the Chapel Bridge, the imposing water tower or the Culture and Convention Centre. No, we are talking about the venerable Sbrinz cheese warehouse in Lucerne’s St. Karli district. Built back in 1926, the Sbrinz maturing warehouse in the basement of EMMI Schweiz AG still serves the same purpose today. Some of the Sbrinz cheese dairies that are still operating used to deliver their cheese to EMMI Schweiz AG back then. The warehouse, part of which is situated below the level of the Reuss River, is as impressive as ever. Up to 60,000 cheese wheels can be stored here in an upright position, not horizontal.
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St. Karli guided tour
Immerse yourself in the world of St. Karli and learn more about the history, production, storage and characteristics of Sbrinz AOP. Visits, which are rounded off by a small aperitif, last about one hour in all. Bookings can only be made on weekdays, during normal office opening hours. The flat rate for groups of up to 15 persons maximum is CHF 300. Tours can also be arranged outside these hours.
Please use the following form to obtain a quote for a guided tour. Don’t forget to fill in all required fields.