Immerse yourself in a festive and gourmet atmosphere at the Cheese Festival, a free event that takes place on the main street of the medieval town of Gruyères.
The traditional Cheese Festival is being held for the 18th time in the heart of the medieval Town of Gruyères the 1st Sunday in May. From discovery to gourmet delights and traditions, lovers of good produce are guaranteed a good time together, with friends or family.
Once again this year, several cheese makers will be present for a cheese market held in Rue du Bourg. Cheese makers from the french-speaking part of Switzerland and also from beyond the Sarine region are delighted to welcome several craftsmen, who complete the market with the know-how that is typical to our region.
As in previous years, the production of cheese can be seen directly at the Restaurant Maison des Traditions. Accompanied by the Compagnons du Cor, the cheese aromas will echo to the traditional sounds of the Cor des Alpes. A second local group will complete the day's musical programme.
Throughout the day, gourmands can enjoy a fondue of alpine cheese, thanks to the presence of the Fribourg cooperative of alpine cheese producers.
Still with the idea of sharing traditions with as many people as possible, Grégoire Gachet invites you to come and see demonstrations of tavillonnage, the local art that adorns many Gruyère facades.
The guest of honour for this 2019 edition is the FSL - the Fédération des sociétés fribourgeoises de laiterie - which is delighted to explain its purpose to the many visitors present between 10:00 and 18:00. And for art lovers, visit the Galerie du Calvaire and discover the exhibition of cow portraits on pallets and canvases, by Cécile Dauriac-Vuibert.
To find out more about the event's schedules, do not hesitate to consult the flyer available under "Documents to download". And why not take advantage of your visit to Gruyères to discover the Château de Gruyères and the HR Giger and Tibet Museum?