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Gruyères Shopping: 4 reviews and 10 photos
Gruyeres is full of shops selling the famous local cheeses and they also have a lot of "accessoirs" - funny souvenirs like cows and T-shirts etc.
What to buy: Gruyeres-cheese, Greyerzer Käse is a very strong and aromatic mountain-cheese and its special recepee is used already since more than 1000 years. Gruyeres is also used in almost any recepee for cheese-fondue. Dont hesitate to eat the dark-brown skin of the cheese as well, that is not plastic like in some other kinds of cheese, but rather the dried-out skin, that was brushed with saltwater from time to time, while stored in order to ripe within at least 5 months.
What to pay: Gruyeres-cheese, Greyerzer Käse is not cheap bust it tastes great and is worth each swiss franc.
The castle-shop of the chateau de Gruyeres has a lot of interesting small-scale models of castles, knights etc. and also a big variety of fantasy-creatures like shown in my last 3 photos. Next to this shop you will also find the restrooms for visitors of the castle.
What to buy: Buy knights & more
Directions: This shop is in the area where you buy the tickets for the castle.
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