The "Bénichon" is a centuries-old, traditional Fribourg celebration. At the beginning, it was a religious celebration whereby thanks were given to the gods for what had been harvested during the year. Over the years the ceremony's religious side disappeared and the gastronomic and festive side remained. For six hours straight or more, you eat and drink and, if you manage to get on your feet again, dance! And the whole thing according to local tradition.During the week-end of the "bénichon" of Fribourg region, discover the many animations, bars, markets, workshops and many surprises organized in La Gruyère.
Whilst visiting an alpine hut in the romantic Justistal you can discover how real alpine cheese is made. The "Senn", the alpine dairyman, will be pleased to answer your questions. In addition, you will be served a small alpine breakfast.
This culinary event on Mount St. Giorgio,proposes to discover the flavours of the grapes that winemakers and restaurateurs of the two transnational associations active in the area, included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will prepare for the occasion.