Cheese and Chocolate and Cream, Oh My!

Today was a busy day! First we drove to the Gruyere cheese factory. We took a tour and then were given samples! My friend gave me hers. I was so happy.

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Say cheese!

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The cheese is made in large jacoozis.

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We found some more cows. The one on the right is made entirely out of CHOCOLATE!

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After the Gruyere factory, we drove to the little town of Gruyere. This has to be one of my favorite places in Switzerland. It’s so quaint. There’s a castle and a museum and lot of little restaurants.

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The castle is really old. It was raining steadily all day, but we still had a good time!

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This is some of us on the wall of the castle. The view is amazing!

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The picture on the right is the cafe that made us all gain 10 pounds. Gruyere is famous for its Double Creme. This thick, rich cream is about 45 percent fat. Depending on the season it is served with strawberries or raspberries.

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Pictures don’t accurately portray how thick and delicious this cream is.

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Yea, I’m a little excited. This is one of the main reasons I wanted to come this summer. I LOVE THIS STUFF. I was so satisfied.

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Capturing the moment.

We then drove a short distance to the Cailler factory. Cailler was the first chocolate factory in Switzerland. It is what made the Swiss famous for chocolate! We walked through an automated tour and then were able to sample probably 20 different kinds of chocolate. Needless to say, today was a bit of an overload on fattening food for us. We all could use some hardcore exercise.

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Cailler is located at the bottom of some mountains. The clouds were clinging to the mountain tops. It looked so beautiful.

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At the end was a giant counter where we could taste as many chocolates as we wanted! Everyone ate too many and felt sick afterward, but who can say no to free chocolate? Not to mention Switzerland’s finest!

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After having a dance party in our room, we feel a little healthier. Tomorrow we are going to play laser tag in Geneva in the afternoon. Hopefully we’ll work up a sweat! Until then, bonne nuit!

 

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