Posts about gruyères

  • Ranz des vaches/lyôba

    Ranz des vaches/lyôba

    Jo reminded me earlier of the Ranz des Vaches (or Lyôba), a classical Swiss alpine song which has stirred the hearts of many Swiss for years. It’s said that the song made those Swiss living abroad so homesick, that singing and playing it was banned amongst Swiss mercenaries in the eighteenth century, so as not to cause desertion.

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  • Cailler Factory, Broc

    The Cailler chocolate factory in Broc, Switzerland, photographed in picturesque late afternoon light.

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