Farm shop Xond in Riezlern | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Frank Drechsel

26 Jul. 2018 · Culinary
Hiking on rainy days | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Dominik Berchtold
Louisa Hieke

Fresh & local products - farm shops in Kleinwalsertal

Fresh milk and mountain cheese, smoked ham and organic meat, sweet souvenirs - in the farm shops of the Walser you will find regional treasures for a bit Kleinwalsertal for take away.

The smoked pork bacon from the farmer next door, the matured cheese from the dairy Stutzalpe or rather the mountain blossom honey directly from Kleinwalsertal? This is regionality - plus you know where it comes from! On top of that, the farm shops scattered throughout the valley offer fresh and local products to take home to your loved ones - even 24/7! A piece of Walser taste for tale away. Enjoy!

Farm shop at the Gourmet Days | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Frank Drechsel

A as an Abler Spezialitätenverkauf in the shed in Mittelberg

There is a shed in Mittelberg - it looks a bit awkward at first sight. But cheese, honey, bacon and syrup stand upright next to the self-made specialties and this taste ... And what is the Heubergfeuer? - It's not a inscense made of hay and its taste reminds of sweet and sour berries ... Have you tried it?

Berchtolds Bura Lädele in Riezlern | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

B as a Berchtold's Bura shop in Riezlern

Juniper ham, salami, pepperbeest, pumpkin cheese and a delicious liqueur - the list of those left at home can be quite long. Fortunately, Berchtold's Bura shop sells the souvenirs you are looking for! In the somewhat hidden bacon and cheese cellar, you will find something else, namely a very special mixture of Käsknöpfle (cheese noodles) - that the holiday feeling persists a little longer, take it home for yourself.

Walser Buura Products at  Café Baad-Grund | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

C as a Café Baad-Grund

In the mountain village Baad, the delicacies of the Walser Buura can not be missing. In the entrance of the Café Baad-Grund, the sausage and cheese specialties entice the guests into the house and once you are in, the Schuster family enchants your guests with Swedish almond cake, Sachertorte, Apfelstrudel, Rum-nut-cake ... But first you have to try "Walser Buurabrotziit" (hearty snack)!

Tip: Learn a bit of Walser dialect.

Farm shop 'Biohof Feuerstein' in Mittelberg | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

F as a Biohof Feuerstein in Mittelberg-Höfle

What would you like - The Alp ham or the organic mountain cheese? Taste the summer on the alp with specialties from the region. They are produced by bio-farm Feuerstein and sold in the adjoining farm shop. If you want to get to know more about farm life, you can take a look behind the scences and take a tour.

Tip: In summer, the alpine products find their way onto the alp Gemstel-Schönesboden.

Farm shop 'Käsestadl' in Hirschegg | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

H as a Hoflaada in Mittelberg

It has 200 years on the clock - but his products have kept it fresh ... the Hoflaada in Mittelberg bakes its own bread and the milk comes directly from the cow on the table. Try the Zwergle cheese ... as sweet as it is called, it is not it's quite hearty! Raw sausages called Ländjäger, sweets and or liquor ... the list is long.

Tip: After 10.00 pm appetite for treats? - The small 24-hour service at the entrance of the shop won't let you starve!

 Finished honey from Achim Schneider | ©  Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Dominik Berchtold

I as an Imkerei (beekeeping)

And in the morning toast with butter and honey ... that is how my grandma has always eaten it. As "food of the gods" honey was described by the ancient Egypts. Mountain blossom honey, creamy or clear, hides behind many corners - it's worth keeping your eyes open! A honey counter in Zwerwald, a honey shop in Innerschwende & Kurt Müller alwas opens the door if you come by for a glas of honey. Bees just feel comfortable on 1,100 altitude.

Tip: But how gets the honey from the honeycomb into the glass? Visit to beekeeper Kurt Müller - he will tell you.

Farm shop 'Hoflaada' in Mittelberg | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

K as a Käsestadl in Hirschegg

Did you know that back in the time people used to trade with cheese? - Today we prefer to eat and enjoy the hay milk cheese from the Käsestadl. Ideal souvenirs such as chimney sweets, honey, oil, teas, liqueurs and many other delicacies are waiting behind the stable door - Their slogan: "BIO? LIGISCH!" (organic? of course!) By the way, Joachim Paul can tell you exactly what life on the alp is like, as he already took care of goats as a small shepherd at the age of eight.

Gourmethut Mittelalp | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

L as a Letzebuurahof and M as a Mittelalp

Cheese is made of milke, cheese soup made of cheese - stop! This is exactly what you need to try when looking at the menu on your visit at Mittelalp. Actually because it comes from the cow on the lawn next to the alp! For at least three months and with regular care, cheese must mature before you can eat it at Mittelalp. Pretty crafty, right?

Tip: From December to April you can buy the delicious products in the farm shop Letzebuurhof.

Smoke house at the Gourmet Days | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Frank Drechsel

R as a Räucherkammer in Riezlern

This is literally about the sausage! The raw sausage, to be exact. It may happen that chocolate and chilli spoil your palate at the same time or so-called Räßkäs comes together with basil and sausages. At the Räucherkammer (smoke house) you will also find other regional specialties, especially from the Walsa Buura (Walser farmers) and everything your heart desires. Stop by!

Tip: Hungry for Lunch? Then try the Buura burger!

Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Frank Drechsel | © s'Hirscheck

S as a s'Hirscheck

At Walser Lunch-Time you can take sunbathe on the terrace and digest the creamy cheesecake - or did you have the spicy Flammkuchen with bacon? Sausages and venison from the region or own production, cheese, whey products, fine vinegars & oils, spices, chocolates, jams, honey nuts, tea, liquor ... s'Hirsckeck, located in the heart of Hirschegg, offers a lot - try it out yourself!

Tip: Take the tasty ice cream with you on the way to the next hiking destination!

Farm shop Xond in Riezlern | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Frank Drechsel

X as a Xond in Riezlern

Do you know Everest and Eumel? ... Well, these are the goats and two of the most industrious employees of the Bio & Gourmet farm Fritz. An on-site cheese dairy operates the farm and in the associated farm shop Xond you can follow the live broadcast of cheese ripening! The bovine ham can be proud of, because the cow looked very nice and the chicken only lays eggs if it wants to and not because it has to. You notice it in the taste - promised!

Tip: Join us on tuesdays on our e-bike tour to the organic farm and learn more about the products and the farm life.

Weekly market in winter | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Online Shops

No more space in the suitcase for honey from beekeepers or wild garlic pesto? Luckily you can also order many of the products directly online.

Weekly market in Hirschegg | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Oliver Farys

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