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Global Campus Expedition to Les Martinets: Day 5

15 June 2017

Visiting medieval town of Gruyere, learning cheese making process and history of Swiss castles

  • Global Campus Expedition to Les Martinets: Day 5
  • Global Campus Expedition to Les Martinets: Day 5
  • Global Campus Expedition to Les Martinets: Day 5
  • Global Campus Expedition to Les Martinets: Day 5
  • Global Campus Expedition to Les Martinets: Day 5

Group A

Today Group A spent the day eating cheese, tasting chocolate and taking in the medieval town of Gruyere. First on the list was a stop to find out how this famous cheese is made. Students were led through the cheese making process by a ‘cheesy’ cow named Daisy. Students then took the opportunity to buy some of the famous cheese.

Our next stop was a short walk away in the famous old town of Gruyere. Students made their own chocolate bars, adding some extra flavours, such as smarties. They were also taught the history of Swiss chocolate making, with some students even surprised to discover that ‘Mr Nestle’ was a real person! 

We also spent time walking around the old castle in the town, taking in the breath-taking views and learning about the history of Swiss castles. We were disappointed to learn that we missed the medieval festival of Gruyere by one week, meaning we did not end up dressing up as knights! 

Our day finished with getting our snow boots sorted for our walk on Glacier 3000 tomorrow -  for which we are all pretty excited for!

Group B
Group B are currently out on their mountain trek and will post an update tomorrow evening.

Simon Woodhall
Trip Leader to Les Martinets