We went to Gruyeres. It is adorable. They have a castle and the Geiger Museum there. The star attraction is the Gruyere cheese and the cheesemaking. We were most excited about heading to the beautiful mountains that surround the town. After a tour around the adorable town, we hiked the “Sentier des Frommageries”, the Cheesemaker’s Path (which starts in town and heads up into the mountains).
We needed sustenance for the hike so we bought wonderful sugary waffles in the town to take with us.
The hike was steep, but stunningly beautiful. We saw cows grazing at the high altitude. The Swiss believe that cows that spend the Summer grazing at high altitudes produce a special quality milk.*
When we reached the top, we were rewarded with meringues in fresh cream. Yum.
*We bought the alpine milk to put it our coffee and it was delicious. It is so good that it will make your leg shake. It definitely deserves its own special post.