09:00 to 16:00
Where Gruyère cheese comes from
Meeting point: Parking Lausanne Bellerive at 09:00
Transport: by bus
Number of participants: 25
Registration fee: CHF 125 ( includes transport, visit of La Maison de Gruyères, Château de Gruyères and lunch at Châlet de Gruyères.
Organizer: Lausanne Tourisme
NOTE: Start and end times given for this field trip are the times when the trip departs from and returns to the P&R Vennes
This trip is unabashedly touristic. The beautiful Gruyère region, with its black and white cows grazing in flowery meadows and its rolling green landscape climbing up to the peaks of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, is home to the world-famous Gruyère cheese. You will visit the picture-book medieval town of Gruyères, perched atop a small hill, with its 13th century castle, fortified wall and cobbled streets and – maybe more importantly – you will taste its scrumptiously rich double cream served with homemade meringues in one of the town’s most emblematic red geranium-festooned restaurants. You will of course also sample the legendary “moitié-moitié” fondue and discover how Gruyère cheese is made at the demonstration cheese dairy.