If sampling the prized local cuisine is on the top of each of your vacation to-do lists, try taking it a step further and learn how local delicacies are made by taking a food factory tour. Across Europe, food factories are giving curious travelers a peek at how their favorite treats are made.
If your sweet tooth is screaming for the finest in chocolate, head to Europe where renowned factories are opening their doors and sharing centuries-old chocolate making secrets — and tons of delicious samples — with the public. The tours include videos, rides, and interactive stations that will entertain kids and parents alike.
But that's not the only option for those interested in learning how the local specialties are made. From the U.K. to Italy, there are fun options for travelers desperate to indulge their cravings for rich, unforgettable bites — so make the most of a European vacation by sampling the fine chocolates and cheeses readily available across the continent.
If you are England-bound, a pit stop at Cadbury World is a must. Visitors are treated to a peek inside the factory where they can watch products getting wrapped and packed, take a ride through a chocolate wonderland, and even write their names in chocolate.
For those who prefer more savory flavors, why not enjoy the rich taste and texture of some of the most lauded cheeses in the world? Tease each and every one of your senses at La Maison du Gruyère in Switzerland or make your own cheese at a factory that is four generations old.
Are you salivating yet? Pick a few tours, charge your camera battery, and don’t forget to bring your appetite. Check out Europe's Top Food Factory Tours and report back on your favorites.
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