Fontina Museum and visitors centre
From June 15th to September 15th:
- Mondays to Fridays 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 – 6.30 p.m.
- Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. – 12.00 noon and 3 – 6 p.m.
Guided visits are organised at the following times:
- Mondays to Fridays 9.30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – 2.45 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.
- Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (July and August)
*From mid-September to mid-June, open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2.30 to 5.30 p.m.
Visit price: € 3.00
The visit is made by reservation only.
Entry allowed for groups up to 15 people.
The visitors centre is a museum dedicated to Fontina, illustrating its history and production and the particular aspects of this unique DOP cheese.
The centre has two floors and an exhibition area divided into three sections:”History”, “The Environment”, “Processing” and a small space dedicated to Val d’Aosta crafts.
The video room seats 50 and you can see an exhaustive film, available in Italian, French, English and German, showing giving details of all the phases of production of Fontina.
The visit to the museum and the centre includes the spectacular Fontina seasoning rooms dug out of the rock, one of which was dug out of the ancient copper mine and where the Fontina DOP remains for 80 days and takes its sweet and inimitable taste.
The centre also has a multimedia station and a shop.
How to get there:
- from the Milan / Turin-Aosta motorway, follow the directions for Gran San Bernardo. At the exit of the tunnel continue towards Bionaz.
- from Aosta follow the signs for the Gran San Bernardo. Once in Variney continue towards Bionaz
subsequently, past the center of Valpelline, follow the signs indicating the Visitor Center on the road to Ollomont.