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“Cherry the cow should stick to cheese”

La Maison du Gruyere
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Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village and Chocolate Factory
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Gruyeres
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Cherry the cow should stick to cheese”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was kind of a let down. I'd just go to the town instead. If you have your heart set on seeing somebody make cheese (as I did), make sure to follow this timetable very closely: http://www.lamaisondugruyere.ch/images/stories/documents/gbhorairesfabrication.pdf

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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“Save your $$$$”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We started out with the cheese factory which we were informed a great tour to watch the cheese making. Save your money (7 frs for seniors), don't take the tour but you can still visit the cheese cellar for some of the process and storage of all the cheese. The restaurant is cozy with a limited menu, prices are medium to high. The cheese shop is always a good visit to buy the different cheese available in the region plus all types of souvenirs. We asked how long the cheese tour would be and when will it start...well, the tour is in an hour and last 45 minutes. They give you a handheld radio that explains in most languages about the museum you see before you get to the viewing area. This also was interesting but overall not worth the $$$$. Than we waited over 1 1/2 hours and saw cheese makers setting the vats up, taking samples of the milk for the lab testing than nothing. We watched the video on screen (there were 3 that were working) show the process from beginning to end twice. It was a very good video and lasted about 15 minutes. One good thing is parking is free ; ) We than went to the Cailler chocolate factory. See our review ; )

Visited August 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Don't be late!!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Just a quick bit of info, the cheese tours only take place until 2:30pm, we missed the tour but later found out we could see most of the cellar from the entrance so reading the other reviews I don't think we missed much. If you have limited time head straight up the hill to the picturesque village, full of beautiful restaurants and shops. Enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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europa
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“Interesting”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had lunch at the restaurant of this place and after that we visited the fabrik, but it was too late to see the people showing how to make cheese. Anyway we could see all the machinery they use and watch films that explain the process. Interesting for me was to smell all the diferent herbs that the cows eat from the felds. They smell really amazing. That is why the milk here is so good!!

Visited July 2013
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Thornton, New Hampshire
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“It's all about Happy Cows!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Everything you've ever wanted to know about cheese and more. We thouroughly enjoyed our visit to La Maison du Gruyere. The museum is right behind the train station and so very easy to reach by rail. Audio guides are available in many languages. The commentary is lively, informative and interesting. There are opportunities to interact with the exhibits and go at your own pace. Visitors receive samples of the cheese at different stages of the aging process. We chose to purchase a bottle of wine, some cheese and meat in the gift store and have a picnic on the lawn off the cafe patio. Combined with a visit to the Chocolate Factory at Broc Fabrique, it was a very enjoyable day.

Visited July 2013
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