Cailler Chocolate Museum in Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
by Jonell Galloway
The Maison Cailler (Nestlé), in Broc, in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland recently opened its doors to the public. The factory, built in 1898, and still in operation, has been converted into a chocolate museum and visitor center. It offers an interactive audiovisual and guided walk through the factory-museum which explains everything aspect of chocolate making.
The fact that it’s located in a working chocolate factory enhances the experience, and the guided tour explains the history of the factory from its beginning in 1898 to present.
The 7 million CHF renovation project created nine themed areas, including Aztec temples and Swiss hillsides, says Aus Food News. Since the factory is still up and working, you can actually witness chocolate bars being made.
Visits are followed by a chocolate tasting include most of Cailler’s chocolates, many of which you see made in the factory visit.
The Cailler workshop also offers chocolate lovers interactive classes in tempering, conching and ganache filling, as well as some of the artistic aspects of making chocolate. These workshops are offered every week and the schedules are posted on the Cailler website a month ahead of time.
The workshop gives special classes for children, where each child makes a chocolate bar from the ingredients they choose. They then decorate the bar and take it home as a keepsake.Maison Cailler
Rue Jules Bellet 7
Tel. +41 (0)26 921 59 60
Fax +41 (0)26 921 59 72