Cheese Festival

Alongside cheeses from all over Switzerland and elsewhere, our regional prairie and alpine cheeses will be showcased in the Gruyère Guild production chalet.
Thanks to the Gruyère Guild production chalet, young and old alike will have the pleasure of discovering the stages of a Gruyère AOP production over a wood fire.

The Fribourg cooperative of cheese producers will promote their produce on its stand with tastings of alpine cheese fondue (half and half and vacherin).
The Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP and the Gruyère AOP are of course the stars of the event! Besides La Gruyère, the Valais, Graubünden, Appenzell, Uri, Savoy and Corsica will also be present with their respective specialties.

Not to miss:
– Demonstration of the production of Gruyère AOP
– Tasting of alpine fondue
– Demonstration of a wheelwright craftsman.

The event is all about conviviality, discovering produce from Switzerland and elsewhere and tasting regional delicacies. At each stand, a new cheese, a new taste, a new produce is presented.

From the entrance of Gruyères, the aroma of cheese hovers in the air; not only from the numerous cheese stands, but also from the restaurants that offer traditional cheese dishes.

In addition to the shops in Gruyères where there is a vast choice of souvenirs, a dozen regional artisans will show their work: wooden spoons, embroidery, wood painting, woodturning and many others.

For a festive and traditional atmosphere, country music, Alpine horns and flag thrower will animate throughout the day. Visitors will be guided in the typical world of La Gruyère, the place of origin of Le Gruyère AOP cheese.

Source: La Gruyère Tourisme

Event October 2019

South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival

Since 2003 the South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival has been offering a vast variety of freshly baked bread and original South Tyrolean apple strudel. 20 bakeries and pastry shops offer local specialties from all areas of the region. The visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the baking tradition of South Tyrol and to enjoy numerous delicacies made from local products in one of South Tyrol’s most beautiful squares, the cathedral square of Bressanone/Brixen.

Event August 2019

Madeira Wine Festival

This ancient Madeira wine making tradition, annually promoted in the local village of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, combines various cultural activities with wine making rituals, such as the picking of the grapes, the carrying of grapes to the press and other traditions related to a typical Madeira feast, which are fully enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. At the same time, there are a variety of activities and entertainment taking place in downtown Funchal and connected with folklore and the traditional wine-making process.