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Gruyéres’s Cheesy and Chocolaty Escapade From Bern

A true treat for the senses, this cheese and chocolate escapade lifts the curtain on the backstage world of cheese and chocolate production in Switzerland. Our adventure begins in the medieval village of Gruyères, famed for the nutty, semi-hard cheese which shares its name. Discover ramshackle 15th century homes, meandering cobblestone alleys, and one of Switzerland's crowning glorie: the magnificent Castle of Gruyères.
Treat your tastebuds at a local dairy, where highly-skilled cheesemakers will teach us how to make Gruyeres. Sample the iconic cheese fresh from the wheel, and discover the rich history behind the recipe.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the legendary Caillier Factory, the birthplace of Swiss chocolate. Discover why Callier chocolate is considered the creamiest in Europe, and watch chocolatiers practicing their art.

per adult from

$699

AUD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Exclusive Cheese Tasting
    • Exclusive Swiss Chocolate Tasting
    • 1st Class Swiss Railway Tickets
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bern, Bern, Bern Mittelland District, Canton of Bern

    Your guide will meet you at your hotel, and take you to the train station via some of their favorite local sights. From here you will ride first class to our first discovery.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gruyeres, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of Fribourg

    A short scenic hike will bring us to the delightful town of Gruyere, birthplace of the iconic sweet and salty cheese which shares its name. Nestled within the picturesque Fribourg canton, this medieval town is bursting with rustic charm. Explore the maze of cobblestone pathways, glimpsing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside as you make your way to the hilltop Castle of Gruyères.
    This stunning fortress dates back to the 13th century, and was once home to the notorious Counts of Gruyères. Now visitors can explore the castle's sordid history, and wander through treasure lined museum rooms and ancient ruins.
    After the tour we will enjoy a quick lunch stop - but don’t fill up too much!

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: La Gruyere, La Gruyere, Canton of Fribourg

    Next we head to "La Maison du Gruyère”, a traditional dairy where master cheesemakers will reveal the process behind authentic Gruyère AOP cheese. Watch as fresh milk is transformed into delicious Gruyere, using huge copper cauldrons and giant curd presses.
    Learn how the region produces around 48 wheels a day, all of which undergo rigorous inspection by Gruyere AOP before they are allowed to be sold with the official label.
    After the demonstration it's time to indulge your taste buds. Learn to recognize and appreciate the full bodied, nutty flavor of authentic Gruyere as you sample the cheese straight from the wheel.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Broc, Broc, La Gruyere, Canton of Fribourg

    Stomachs full of cheese, we will make our way to our final stop: the Cailler Chocolate Factory.
    This legendary cocoa wonderland was created by the grandfather of Swiss chocolate, François-Louis Cailler, whose secret ingredients remain in use today.
    His iconic chocolate is famous for its rich, creamy flavor, achieved by using condensed milk rather than the standard milk powder used in most other brands.
    Master chocolatiers will show you how to craft your own unique box of truffles, using foolproof ganache techniques. Take your chocolates home, or eat them on the train!

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bern, Bern, Bern Mittelland District, Canton of Bern

    After a full day of food and adventure, it's time to head back to your hotel. Your guide will ensure you have a comfortable journey back to your hotel or residence in Bern.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Venez Discover Switzerland

Activity ID: V-201173P27

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