Gruyères – Shores of a chocolate and rivers of a cheese
Gruyères stands in the midst of the Fribourg green pre-Alpine foothills.
The castle, one of the most prestigious in Switzerland, towers majestically above the medieval town.
The tour of the castle offers a walk through eight centuries of architecture, history and culture.
Le Gruyère AOP is a cheese with a long tradition and its making has been handed down over many generations of cheesemakers both in the alpine and village cheese dairies.
La Maison du Gruyère guides you through a modern world of the senses and our cow Cerise (Cherry) introduces you to the secrets of the Gruyère AOP making. Twice a day 36 farmers deliver their milk to the fromagerie (cheese dairy), milk from cows that graze the lush grass and fragrant flora of alpine meadows situated between 800 and 1600 m above sea level (2400-4800 ft). Under the watchful eyes of visitors the masters cheese-makers and their team produce up to 48 wheels of Gruyère a day, observing the stingent AOP (appellation d’origine protégée) specifications
Who has not dreamed of visiting a chocolate factory?
Discover the process of chocolate manufacturing and the odours that come from it in the famous Maison Cailler (Nestlé) chocolate factory.
Here you will discover the secrets of chocolate manufacturing inside this operating factory.
The visit ends with tastings of Cailler’s main products… and you have the possibility of taking these delicious products away with you, thanks to the factory shop, which sells the entire range of Cailler of Switzerland chocolates.