Cheese lovers will appreciate a visit to Gruyères and La Maison du Gruyère.
A medieval-style cheese.
An hour and a half drive from Geneva, after bypassing Lausanne you get to Gruyères, a historic medieval city best known for its cheese. In the highest part of the city there is a castle that is over eight centuries old, once the residence of the Counts of Gruyères, and since 1938, a museum with an interesting guided tour (www.chateau-gruyeres.ch) to know all about local history. For passionate cheese lovers, La Maison du Gruyère is a mandatory stop. Located at the foot of the castle hill, for seven francs you can visit this traditional cheese factory, a real sensory experience: you'll discover the secrets of cheese making and, depending on the time of your visit, you may actually see how they are made. For more information on visits: www.lamaisondugruyere.ch.