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Double Cream Festival in Gruyères
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 5, 2022
Meringues and cream, anyone? Gruyères is once again inviting foodies to the popular Double Cream Festival.
The Double Cream Festival in Gruyères is quite possibly one of the sweetest events in Switzerland. It's one entire weekend dedicated to the creamy ingredient that makes desserts that much better.
What the Double Cream Festival in Gruyères is all about
Let's have a look at what’s on the festival's menu. Shops and restaurants in the heart of Gruyère's old town will take care of sweet and savory treats. From an alpine soup to Älpler Magronen, different cakes to double cream candy... In previous years, there was even a workshop to learn how this dangerously delicious mass is being made.
Are the local bakers and confectioners going to try and break the world record by creating the largest meringue in the world? It remains to be seen. But if they do, you can buy a chunk of meringue with a big dip of double cream on top!
The Double Cream Festival program also includes folk music, cow parades, and special exhibitions of double cream spoons and ancient agricultural machines. The entrance fees started at 18 francs, which included various benefits such as free tastings, a castle entrance, and discounts for shops and museums.