VANTAGE RHINE RIVER CRUISE, PART 9 FALL, 2016

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Today, we will visit a factory where Swiss cheese is made.  This guy is pulling cheese from this vat with a sheet of, (you guessed it), cheese cloth.

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It is put into these molds and the water is squeezed out of it by hand.

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An assortment of cow bells.  I’d like to see the one that wears the one on the far left!

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In the middle of the photo, you can see the cows as they head home.  Must be Swiss cows since they produce Swiss cheese.

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This is the way they churned the milk in the old days.  Rather primitive ……

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…….compared to the way they do it today in  a spotlessly clean processing plant.

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Like a sculptor, this guy is cutting off everything that doesn’t look like a cheese wheel.

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The cheese is stored in climate controlled rooms.

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It seems the store sells things besides cheese – wine for instance.

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This is a pretty neat setup.  The products are made downstairs and sold upstairs.

Our next excursion will be a short walking tour of the town of Basel, Switzerland.  Hope you will join us.

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