The Gruyère region in Switzerland

The Gruyère region in Switzerland

Today my Around The World post takes you to Switzerland, my homeland. You have probably heard of or have tasted Gruyère cheese. But do you know the region it comes from?

La Gruyère is the quintessential image people usually have of Switzerland: Mountains, a lake, green pastures, chalets and cows. This very picturesque region has a lot to offer and is full of legends such as Catillon the Witch or the Lessoc Fountain. Let’s start with the town of… Gruyères – yes, the cheese, the town, the lake and the region all have the same name!

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