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“Great Brunch”

Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Pontresina
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

The Schaukaserei is right by the railway station, and offers a wonderful brunch - this needs to be booked the day before, but is definitely worth planning for.
There is a large selection of cheese and meat, as well as various different types of bread, all lovingly arranged.
We saw that most people who get off the train or wait for the train just go straight to the restaurant by the train station, but this hidden gem just behind the restaurant is worth going the extra few hundred yards for !

Thank Frau P
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Alp-Schaukäserei Morteratsch, near the beginning of the Morterartsch glacier walk above Pontresina, is an amazing place. They actually make the Heutaler cheese here. It looks like a little cabin, with some tables and benches outside (great place to have lunch). But in that cabin, there is the greatest secret of this planet, if not the universe. There is a cauldron, just one, where the rich milk from some 50 'ladies of the alp meadow' (Wiesendamen, i.e. cows) of Bernina, at the entrance of the Val da Fain (=Heutal [valley of hay]) is turned into Heutaler cheese. The ladies of the alp eat grass of course, but enriched by herbs and flowers resulting in a cheese that is completely matchless in its fragrance and tang, and after a little while it starts tingling the tongue in a way that would be difficult to describe.

3  Thank wvdm2016
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

After a lovely walk we took a break at the Alp-Schaukäserei, which was an interesting experience. We were treated to a sensational cheese platter.

1  Thank Carole B
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

After we had hiking to Morteratch, we walked into forest from the station and found a small pretty house. We did not know what it was but we found they sold coffee and home made cake. The train came once a hour and we killed time there eating home made cheese cake. The staff told me they made cheese there by themselves. The cheese cake was very big and the taste was very good.

1  Thank Harempercussion
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

we walked from Pontresina to the Cheese factory and we had a large cheese plate there. It was so delicious!

3  Thank Vinco25
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