It is thanks to the enthusiastic cheese lover Franz Möstl that today in the tunnel of the former silver mine cheese matures into a delicacy. He turned his passion into a job, bought the "pit house" in 2009 and had a 270 m tunnel built in the mountain and converted the "pit house" into a "cheese workshop".
In the meantime 14 different cheeses of cow, sheep and goat mature here. The cheeses are produced in the Leitner dairy and made exclusively with milk from the alpine region. The international cheese awards reach top rankings year after year. In March 2018, the "Arzberg Ursteirer" was even voted Vice World Champion in the USA and the "Caprissimum" was awarded the title "Best Cheese in Austria" in November 2018 in Norway.
The Genussladen im Grubenhaus is open from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and on Friday from 8 am to 12 noon (and during guided tours).
- July and August
- Wednesday and Friday at 11.30 am
€ 9,50 including tasting with cheese platter
€ 13,00 including tasting with ham & cheese platter
€ 2,50 for children, without tasting
Group tours can also be arranged on other dates, by advance appointment