La Maison du Fromage of the Valley of Munster (The Cheese House) is a museum entirely dedicated to the famous Munster cheese and to the related traditions of the Valley of Munster. It is a very promising theme, but let me tell you straight away that this museum was a disappointment.
The visit includes a short tour where you can read signs about cheeses, a movie about the 4 seasons in the Valley of Munster, the visit of a cheese factory, a barn with a few Vosges cows and a demonstration on how to make Munster cheese. I loved the movie, but the rest was really disappointing.
You will visit the cheese factory from behind windows, with only a couple of explanatory signs (during the weekend, machines are not working, so it is really not interesting). The cheese making demonstration is nice, but too hasty. You will still learn a couple of things, but it could be better, especially considering the ticket price. Height of absurdity: there is no Munster cheese tasting. You can only taste Siesskass, a type of cream cheese.
You can go to the shop to taste a piece of Munster cheese, if you would like to buy some, but it is definitely not offered with a smile…
- The film about the 4 seasons in the Valley of Munster
- Learning more about Munster cheese making
I liked a little less
- The price: it is very expensive for a tour that is hardly great
- Not being able to taste Munster cheese
- A not so friendly staff
My pictures of The Munster Cheese House
Prices and opening times
You will find here the prices and opening times for La Maison du Fromage of the Valley of Munster
The address is as follows: 23 route de Munster 68140 Gunsbach. La Maison du Fromage of the Valley of Munster is located:
- 17 km from Colmar (about 20 minutes drive)
- 56 km from Mulhouse (about 45 minutes drive)
- 88 km from Strasbourg (about 1h drive)
By public transport
Please have a look at Vialsace website to see how to get there by public transport.
If you are hungry, La Maison du Fromage of the Valley of Munster has a restaurant. I have not tried it.