Camp Journal

Schools go chocolate!

4th July 2013

Yesterday morning at Camp Suisse, the skies were a little grey but moral was still high, after all it was the day to visit two factories near the beautiful town of Gruyere to discover how cheese and Cailler chocolate are made!

We hopped on the coach down the valley, first was the fantastic story, tour and taster room inside the Chocolate Factory of Cailler.  My favourite was the Frigor range; another favourite was the Galak white chocolate.  We had our picnic in the park next to the fountain before the short bus ride to the La Maison du Gruyere.  We saw cheese being made as we had our tour using an audio phone.  The taster pack we received at the end (after a little visit to the shop) contained 6, 8 and 10 month old cheese! I liked the 8 month square the best, not too strong!

Language lessons were back at camp and we talked through our day in English before continuing our studies further to improve our knowledge of the language.  Dinner was a delicious lasagne with fresh green salad, beetroot and potato salad, with garlic bread on the side.  Dessert was my favourite of the week – waffles and ice-cream!  The Egyptian school also at Camp Suisse this week depart this morning, so we enjoyed the Disco last night to celebrate a fantastic week!  A variety of music was played with some Spanish tunes and Egyptian dances which everybody loved!

Looking forward to a fantastic day of the Roman tours today, with our in-house historian Fearghal.

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