Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day Twelve: Gruyeres

I did get my cheese fix in Switzerland, including eating, and visiting the town where a famous cheese is made-Gruyeres. When we drove up the hillside to the town resting behind (another) fortress wall, we passed cows with big bells grazing on the hillside.

The town threw us back a few hundred years...and then some. All the buildings declare they are old, but well maintained.
There are little fondu restaurants (next time), and shops that sell local delights, including....Gruyere Cheese!

Once you walk up the cobbled streets (no cars allowed) you reach the top, where a castle sleeps.

I have no better word (nor a thesaurus to find a better word) than "cute" to describe this town. Hold on while I increase this elequant description...it was very, VERY cute.