A cheese party on the alp, the evening prayer call, then a night in a mountain hut

They're still there... the old men of the alps, familiar to us from Heidi! Rigi farmer Franz Toni meets visitors at Rigi Kulm and escorts them to his alpine farm - the Chäserenholz. There, everyone first prepares their cosy nest in the hay.

After a wholesome snack, Franz Toni introduces the visitors to Mt. Rigi to the secrets of making cheese by hand. Under his expert guidance, they make a genuine Rigi mountain cheese.  In the evening, visitors enjoy a traditional alpine BBQ outside the hut. The eventful day is rounded off with the traditional Rigi prayer call and a romantic torch-lit walk. Next morning, these adventurous souls awake to a hearty alpine breakfast.  Then they are free to spend the rest of the day as they wish.
 
Dates
Available daily from May – October on request 
 
What we offer
Up- and downhill travel by regular service train 
(2-day pass for unlimited travel on Rigi Bahnen)
Alpine snack 
Make your own cheese or butter 
Alpine BBQ with salad buffet 
1 torch per person
Accommodation in the hay (bring a sleeping bag)
Breakfast in the Chäserenholzhütte
Guide
 
Good to know
From 10 to 30 people
There is the option of spending the night in dormitories
Partner: Chäserenholzhütte, Rigi Kulm, Franz Toni Kennel, +41 41 855 02 06
 
Per person
CHF 179
CHF 20 reduction with Half-Fare travelcard 
CHF 30 reduction with GA travelcard
CHF 10 per cheese for postage and packing 
Excludes drinks