Activities in Saignelégier

The following highlights await you in Saignelégier:

Fringe programme over the weekend

Presentation of the award-winning cheeses

Visits to the Saignelégier dairy by shuttle bus:
- Friday, 23.10.09, 14–18:00
- Saturday, 24.10.09 9–18:00
- Sunday, 25.10.09, 9–18:00

Musical entertainment

Animal show

Wood carving

Heated restaurant with regional products

Olympic village with cheese circus
and lots of fun for the children

Small animal show

Cheese rolling, cow milking and other games

Cheese circus

Face-painting, colouring activities, crafts...

Horse and pony riding

Kick scooter runs

65m long Flying Fox

 


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Friday, 23 October 2009*

14:00–20:00

Covered market with international mountain cheeses and regional products – more than 60 producers from around the world, with a lively fringe programme and music

Cheese market next to the Marché-Concours hall


15:00

Investiture ceremony welcoming Federal Concillor Doris Leuthard into the Brotherhood of Gruyère

Cheese market stage


15:00

Cheese-making – Tête de Moine

Cheese market show dairy


16:00

Opening ceremony with Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard

Cheese market stage


17:00

Cheese-making for children

Cheese circus


19:00

Giant mountain cheese fondue

Marché-Concours hall


19:00

Concerts and Olympic Bar

Cheese market stage and Olympic Bar


22:00

"Alpin-Vagabunden" folklore evening

Marché-Concours hall

 
Saturday, 24 October 2009*

09:00–20:00

Covered market with international mountain cheeses and regional products – more than 60 producers from around the world, with a lively fringe programme and music

Cheese market next to the Marché-Concours hall


09:30

Cheese-making for children

Cheese circus


10:00–15:00

The world's biggest mountain cheese buffet organised in Switzerland
(reservation recommended: German | French)

Olympic Bar


10:30

Cheese-making – Gruyère AOC

Cheese market show dairy


11:00–12:30

Live radio coverage – Le Kiosque à Musiques

Marché-Concours hall


13:30

Cheese-making – Tête de Moine AOC

Cheese market show dairy


14:00–16:00

Live radio coverage – Schwiizer Musig

Marché-Concours hall


14:30

Canossa Ceremony – Terra della Gran Contessa Matilde

Cheese market stage


15:00

Cheese-making for children

Cheese circus


16:00

Tête de Moine race prize-giving ceremony

Cheese market stage


16:30

Cheese-making – Parmigiano Reggiano

Outside Fireplace


20:00

Folklore evening with "Les Aidjolats"

Marché-Concours hall


22:00

Disco night with all music styles and Olympic Bar

Cheese market stage and Olympic Bar

 
Sunday, 25 October 2009*

09–18:00

Covered market with international mountain cheeses and regional products – more than 60 producers from around the world, with a lively fringe programme and music

Cheese market near the Marché-Concours hall


09:00

Cheese-making for children

Cheese circus


10:00

Cheese-making – Gruyère AOC

Cheese market show dairy


11:00

Award ceremony for prize winners from the Mountain Cheese Olympics

Cheese market stage


13:30

Grand folklore parade

Saignelégier village


14:30

Cheese-making for children

Cheese circus


15:00

"Quadrille" horse display

Marché-Concours square


15:30

Cheese-making – Tête de Moine AOC

Cheese market show dairy


16:00

Chapter for the induction of members into the Guild of the fromagers de St-Uguzon

Cheese market stage


18:00

Closing ceremony

Cheese market stage

 

RailAway

Make the most of the RailAway combi offer with a 20% discount and free use of the shuttle bus between event sites.


*Subject to programme changes
6th Mountain Cheese Olympics 2009
Mountain Cheese Olympics
22.-25.10.2009
Patronage
Swiss Confederation - Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG
Hosts
FROMARTE – the Swiss Cheese Specialists
Tête de Moine
Partners
Republic and Canton of Jura
Canton of Berne
Gold sponsors
coop