Baking rye bread
Rye has been harvested in the Valais for centuries. The conditions here are highly favourable: mountainous terrain, high elevation and extreme temperatures. The Valaisians turn their rye into delicious bread. In former times Valais villagers fired their communal ovens two or three times per year. So they needed to develop a type of bread that would last for several months: the incomparable Valais rye bread. The true secrets of the bread are revealed only to those who bake it themselves under the guidance of a master baker.
Big day of baking in Erschmatt
For a wonderful experience, bake your own rye bread! Join us for a big day of baking: you will learn to make and knead dough and form and bake bread. While your bread is baking, it is worth taking a walk around the village to see Erschmatt's botanic garden. The programme includes a midday snack, ample late afternoon refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages and of course two loaves of authentic rye bread to take home with you. Appointments (for groups as well) upon request. For groups of 8 persons or more, we will put together a programme to suit your preferences.