|A view over the Saane valley|
|The dairy where the cheese is made|
|The cellar where the cheeses mature for five months to a year|
After the tour we headed up the hill to the medieval town of Gruyère for a spot of lunch. Of course, fondue was on the menu and we found a wonderful terrace overlooking the Saane Valley to enjoy our cheese and wine.
|Gruyère takes its name from 'grue' meaning crane|
|Quaint restaurant-lined cobbled street|
|Another beautiful alpine village|
|Laura and me :)|
|Words to live by!|
After filling up on cheesy goodness we drove down the road to the neighbouring village of Broc to visit the famous Maison Cailler, a chocolate factory. The tour here was excellent and well worth a couple of hours. It includes a brief history of chocolate and the Cailler family, a detailed and interesting explanation of all aspects of how chocolate is produced today, and the obvious highlight of the chocolate tasting! It is unlimited and almost too much... Almost! There is a great gift shop at the end where you can stock up on the entire range of Cailler products.
|More chocolate tasting|
|A wall of chocolate bars to welcome you to the shop|
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