La Maison Du Gruyère is a Swiss cheese factory that produces famouse Gruyère cheese. Located in a beautiful region of Gruyères, the factory welcomes visitors to discover the fine traditions of Swiss cheese making.
Twice a day, 36 farmers deliver their milk to the fromagerie. This milk is from cows that eat lush, fresh, aromatic herbs from alpine meadows situated between 800 and 1600 m a.s.l. And then, the masters cheese-makers produce up to 48 wheels of Gruyère a day, following the strict AOP (appellation d’origine protégée) specifications.
Incredibly, the factory cellar fits around 7’000 wheels of cheese to mature.
LE GRUYÈRE IS A TRADITIONAL SWISS CHEESE PRODUCED FOR GENERATIONS IN THIS PICTURESQUE ALPINE REGION. IT HAS A DISTINCTIVE TASTE AND SMELL THAT CAN VARY WITH AGE.
The cheese is strong but has a creamy texture and is perfect for serving on a cheese plate, cooking a fondue, and other culinary masterpieces.
At Maison Du Gruyère, you can take a tour with audio guides to learn the history of this wonderful cheese. Firstly, you will discover and smell aromatic alpine herbs that cows eat for the unique taste of the milk and, later, the cheese. After that, check the old farm equipment and learn the main steps in the production process. Moreover, indulge your taste buds by tasting Gruyère AOP cheese at three different stages of maturity: 6, 8 and 10 months. Without a doubt, it’s love from the first bite! :)
Good to know:
- Getting there: by trian from Zurich HB – Bern – Bull – Gruyeres. Surely, it’s better to check all possible connections on the SBB website for a comfortable trip ( SBB.ch ) or SBB App.
Driving would take approx. 2 hours. Also, there are several parking lots available around Gruyères.
– 12 CHF.
The tour lasts around 30 – 40 min. Afterwards, you can enjoy some delicious cheese at the cosy restaurant. Besides, if you are travelling with kids, there is a nice playground out there.
More details about the factory you can always find on its official website lamaisondugruyere.ch
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