The company

Welcome to the beautiful Bernese Jura. The Fromages Spielhofer company is situated in Saint-Imier.


We produce the highest quality natural products. All our cheeses, as well as our mountain butter, are made from silage-free raw mountain milk. The “affinage”, i.e. the refinement and maturation, takes place in our own cellars. We are one of only seven cheese dairies authorised to produce the legendary Tête de Moine. Plus over 20 other semi-soft, hard and soft cheeses.

Many awards and distinctions show just how much we care about quality, in particular from the Swiss Cheese Awards but also at the Mondial du Fromage in Tours, France.

Spielhofer is certified according to ISO standard IFS Food, FSSC 22000, the Swiss Federal Mountain and Alpine Ordinance and is certified as organic.



Spielhofer is anchored in the region and has friendly relationships not only with its own staff but also with the suppliers who are exclusively farmers with close-to-nature production methods. We represent the highest quality processing. We use traditional processes, implemented using modern tools. We guarantee top quality, from the cows’ feed to the end product. Checks are carried out daily, at each stage of production through to the sales process. In particular, we apply the strictest hygiene provisions.

Facts & Figures


Litres of milk per year

15 million


Tête de Moine production and sales

1.5 million

Storage capacity for Tête de Moine




Tonnes of cheese per year



Staff (average, depending on season)





In 1928, some milk suppliers set up the Cormoret Cheese dairy. The annual volume of 250,000 kg of milk delivered was mostly used as drinking milk and the rest was processed to make Gruyère.

Our commitment

Our contribution to the environment

Ecology and sustainability have always been an important issue at Spielhofer. We appreciate the importance of nature and the environment in the production of cheese and other dairy products. In close cooperation with our farmers, we are committed to livestock and environmentally-friendly farming. During production, we focus on the use of renewable energies and natural gas, thus minimising CO₂ emissions. Thanks to these efforts, Spielhofer holds the “Opal” certification. This states that the Spielhofer dairy mainly uses sustainable energy.