La Maison du Gruyère

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La Maison du Gruyère: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

1. Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

Chocolate Factory - Maison de Cailler Dive into the wonderful world of Cailler chocolate with your every sense. Your eyes discover mysterious ancient Aztec cocoa rituals. Your ears hear fascinating accounts of the first ever chocolate recipe in Switzerland. Your hands feel roasted cocoa beans and your nose wants to follow the aroma of freshly made chocolate. After the tour you will be left alone in the tasting room to try as much chocolate as you like. Gruyère Old Town At the foot of the Pre-Alps, you will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of the medieval town of Gruyère’s. The town has given its name to the area and to its delicious cheese. Come and explore a little town that’s been unaffected by the passage of time. Visit the impressive medieval castle and delight in the town’s wonderful gastronomy.  La Maison du Gruyère Cheese Factory Snuggling near the mountain pastures at the foot of Gruyère’s Castle, La Maison du Gruyère invites you to discover Le Gruyère AOP. The Maison du Gruyère takes you into the heart of the senses with an exhibition on fragrances and tastes. You will discover the secrets of cheese-making according to ancestral tradition. Panoramic Stop on Wine Terrace Lavaux is internationally famous as a terraced wine- growing region on the shores of Lake Geneva. Part of the Lavaux (bas-Lavaux) has been recognised since 2007 as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Stop here for some truly mesmerizing panoramic views.

Private Swiss Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Trip in Gruyeres

2. Private Swiss Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Trip in Gruyeres

In this tour of Gruyeres, have an opportunity to try the tastiest cheese and chocolate. Gruyeres is the home to prominent cheese of the same name. In the course of this excursion you will have chance not only to taste the world famous Gruyere cheese, but also get acquainted with long lasting history of the cheese making technique in La Maison du Gruyere. In Maison Cailler find yourself in the chocolate world full of tasty sweets. Starting the route from Geneva, pass through the gorgeous Swiss countryside to the charming village of Gruyeres. The tour providers guarantee that unveiling the secrets of the production Gruyere cheese and chocolate will be one of the best experiences you could have in getting to know Switzerland. During this journey to Gruyeres you will be provided with convenient transportation from any location in Geneva City. Your driver and guide will assist you with any questions you may have.

Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

3. Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the morning in the lobby of your hotel and begin your journey to the Swiss countryside. In this full-day tour, you will have the opportunity to experience a culinary adventure, as well as falling into the temptation of one of the best chocolates in the world. You will also taste the Swiss national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies.  Start with a chocolate tour at the Cailler factory, where you will understand the history of chocolate and how it is made. Enjoy an unlimited chocolate tasting at the end of the visit. At noon, you will reach the top of the Moléson mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly hand-making cheese factory. There you will try the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois”, two cheeses mixed for the typical dish, Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some free time strolling around the streets of the medieval village of Gruyères. Located on a hill, you can admire breathtaking landscapes. Breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasture lands which surround the small village. Board the bus again to reach the famous city of Montreux or relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking the magnificent Alps and enjoy the views over Leman lake (if option selected). Your last stop will be in the world heritage site of Lavaux, where you will appreciate a glass of Swiss wine while contemplating the stunning views. This vineyard’s region is a UNESCO classified area. When your tour finishes, your local guide will take you back to Geneva.

Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

4. Fribourg and Gruyeres Full–Day Trip

On this full day excursion, see and learn about one of the best-kept medieval towns in Switzerland – Fribourg. Reach Fribourg in a private, comfortable vehicle, direct from your favourite location in Zurich. Upon arrival, you are free to stroll around the area, explore the narrow streets with old fashioned shops and cafes, gaze at the calm waters of the River Sarine, and have a moment of peace in the Cathedral of St. Nicholas – the main highlight of the city. Its beautifully stained glass windows along with the Gothic design will send you back in time. Move on to the most picturesque region of Switzerland – the mysterious town of Gruyeres, founded in the early middle ages. Swiss Gruyeres is famous for its delicious yellow cheese, which carries the same name as the town itself. You will have the chance to visit the cheese factory – la Maison du Gruyere – where you will witness the whole process of making cheese. Next, enter the oldest chocolate factory in Switzerland – La Maison Cailler. Here, find out how chocolate arrived in Europe and how the Swiss made it even better!

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What people are saying about La Maison du Gruyère

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

This was our first experience with GetYourGuide, plus we booked a day early and late at night. Fortunately, except for a 30min delay in the pick-up time, everything went perfectly! Our guide, the car, the tickets to the chocolate and cheese museums, and at the end a walk through the castle and the old town that surrounds it. In short, our experience was very good and we definitely recommend GetYourGuide's service.

My experience was very pleasant on this tour, my guide Vasileros from GVA Excursions was very good, after the tour to the cheese and chocolate factory he took us to the town of Gruyere to take photos and to the castle, he was also going to take us by the lake but there was bad weather.

The tour was great. Food was really yummy and the sights were beautiful. The driver was very helpful and even drove my parents to their covid test after the tour and waited for them to get their results to drive them back. 1 highly recommend.

Wonderful experience. Beautiful town, great activities topped off with a beautiful train ride. Maggie, our guide, was very knowledgeable and fun.

was a really nice day, beautiful sights and the factory tours where really fun. deffinatly worth a go for chocolate and cheese fans