The alp

The Oberstockenalp lies at an altitude of 1776 m in the commune of Erlenbach in the Niedersimmental. We process the milk from 20 dairy cows mainly into Alpkäse (alp cheese) AOP. We also produce various specialities such as Mutschli cheese, soft cheese, fresh cheese, butter and Nidletäfeli (caramels).

In our mountain restaurant we serve our guests homemade types of cheese and various house specialties.

Suckler cows, calves and Gusti, as well as sheep, pigs and rabbits, also spend the summer on the Oberstockenalp. Cattle are our guests from the end of June to early September.

There’s room for 30 overnight guests in our dormitory.

The inviting terrace with a view of such beautiful mountains as the Schilthorn, Balmhorn and Altels offers our guests an opportunity to linger against a magnificent backdrop. And on cooler days there are enough seats in our restaurant to enjoy a warm and cosy environment.

Our alp is only accessible on foot. From the Chrindi halfway station or the Stockhorn lookout point you can reach us in a good half-hour on well-signed footpaths.

Das Team

The Oberstockenalp has been farmed by Bühlers for several generations. Together with three permanent employees, Vreni and Werner Bühler-Blom handle the many tasks involved in farming the alp and running the mountain guesthouse. This year the couple are spending their 31st summer together on the Oberstockenalp.

This summer, Sara and Jenni are helping both with farming and the guesthouse. They can also count on the help of friends and former employees. Vrerni and Werner’s children also actively lend a hand. Ruedi supports the business as an employee in addition to his mechanical engineering studies. Daughters Anna, Luisa and Livia help out insofar as their training in medical assistance, carpentry and business administration permit.

Our products

The following products are made on the Oberstockenalp:

Berner Alpkäse AOP
Hobelkäse AOP
Fresh cheese with alpine herbs in olive oil
Mutschli cheese
Soft cheese
Anke cheese
Pasteurised milk, yoghurt and cream for the guesthouse