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Cheese cellar Lingenau

The newly constructed cooperative cheese cellar in Lingenau is home to 32,000 cheeses. A visit to the cheese – which matures for between four and 18 months – constitutes an impressive walk through the storeroom at 10.5°C. Young cheese is attended to daily, with robots cleaning its surface with salt water, and older cheeses being cleaned less frequently. Cheese tasting at the end of the tour turns the trip into a sensuous experience, and is accompanied by matching wines. The visit is also worthwhile from an architectural point of view, since the modern building by Oskar Leo Kaufmann emphasises the reduction to the essential, whilst the cheese wheels take on the appearance of an impressive installation.

Duration: 90 minutes