The Chalets


Altitude : 1312 m
Year of construction : 1970
Smallholder : Yersin Jean-Paul & Emilie - 1/1
Number of years as a producer : 6
Production per season : 4600 Kg
Production per season : 200 meules
Breed(s) of cows : Simmental, Tachetée Rouge (Spotted red)
Number of cows : 35 including 15 (Tachetée Rouge) for the summer only
Autres animaux : 60 heifers, 10 calves, 19 pigs, 3 dwarf goats
Access : 4-wheel drive vehicles
Wheelchair access : no
Langues : French

Production period: from May to June & from September to October.

It's the 2nd generation, including over 50 years of production by my father.

We work with my father, from whom we took over the operation in 2013.

My wife and I go alone to the main chalet with the cows, we started producing cheese in 2012. My father now takes care of the second alpine dairy with the heifers.

It's magnificent making the cheese, a great source of pride, albeit a lot of work.