On our way to Gruyeres, we stopped at Cailler’s Chocolate Factory for a quick tour and chocolate tasting experience. Cailler is my ultimate favorite chocolate brand, so naturally I was really excited to go try all the different kinds of chocolate samples they have.
Prior to this day, I never knew the history of Chocolate. A fascinating story worth knowing. I learned so many facts about chocolate. Such as: Did you know that people called chocolate the drink of the devil because it was so good and addicted that they actually thought the devil sent this to tempt humans to become evil.
Crazy right? Oh well.
The most interesting part for me was the cacao varieties they exist around the world. They are so many kinds of cacaos. We got to try different cacao bens from all over the world! Many of them are sweet, others not so much.
Finally, they walk you thru the “right” way to taste the quality of a chocolate bar. Factors like: smell, taste, texture and sound enter in the formula for high quality. Finally, we got to taste so many chocolates, all of them were VERY delicious!
This little town is known for one thing: Cheese! Gruyeres Cheese comes from this lovely town located in Switzerland highlands.
What makes it so beautiful? All the peace and nature combined. The mountains make a breathtaking backdrop! Here you can see cows roaming around the green fields, among other farm animals.
Time for some delicious Fondue! Ah, nothing quite like a good fondue prepared to perfection. Each bite was to die for.
After lunch, we head over to the main town. Here we had time to explore the town on our own. Of course, Jackie and I took pictures with every corner of the town since everything is just lovely.
There are multiple restaurants to dine at and boutique hotels in case you want to spend the night in this beautiful town. You can’t go wrong at Gruyeres! Expect exceptional service and food dining options on your visit.
The town’s main avenue leads us to the chapel, following the Castle. If you have time, get inside and spend time in the museum. It’s worth the visit!
With a town as little as this one, you can’t expect for a wide variety of things to do. Tourists choose Gruyere's as a travel destination to relax.
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