The Chocolaterie Camille Bloch is a Swiss Chocolate factory, located at the beautiful French-speaking region Jura, canton Bern. They opened its doors for visitors in October 2017. Chocolates Ragusa and Torino are the bestsellers of the brand. According to Camille Bloch, they produce 9 tons of Ragusa per day, making it one of the favorite chocolates in Switzerland for 75 years.
Why is a visit to Camille Bloch worth it?
First, because of the trip to get to the factory, the small Swiss typical village of 1,500 inhabitants, Courtelary, is simply beautiful!! It can be combined with a visit to the Swiss Cheese factory Tête de Moine AOP, in Bellelay, canton Bern. Second of all, the Camille Bloch is an experience for the whole family, discover why.
The Chez Camille Bloch is divided into “Le Parcours Découverte,”l’atelier,”Le Shop,”Le Bistrot,” and “Le Parc”.
Le Parcours Découverte Camille Bloch-Discovery Route
The exhibition, divided into two parts: the first is the historical part of the brand, and the second is about the production and creation of chocolates.
Right at the entrance, an impeccable scenography leads us to visit the first office of the factory and to travel to Bern from 1920, the medieval capital of Switzerland. There, in 1929, from a bank loan and purchased machines from Lindt, Camille opened the company that, until today is one of the biggest chocolate producers in Switzerland.
It was in the capital where the saga of Swiss chocolate began for most of the brands that we know today. In 1935, Camille sought a place where he could roasting of cocoa beans itself, eventuality settling in a former paper mill in Courtelary. A curious story is that in 1942, during World War II, not having enough cocoa for chocolate production, Mr. Camille added hazelnuts to cocoa mass. He created a unique recipe, the Ragusa, success in the market launched in that year. Later on, in 1950, another well-loved Swiss chocolate has been released, the Torino. In 2008, the bitter version of Ragusa, my favorite, came to the market, under others.
L’atelier Camille Bloch-Production Studio
At L’Atelier , a Maître Chocolatier Swiss Chocolate experience for adults and children (+8).
– Atelier Choco’ nut lasts 1 hour and costs CHF 29. per person.
– Atelier Ragusa, Torino and Liqueurs (chocolates with liquor) takes two hours and the price is CHF 59. per person.
Le Shop Camille Bloch
Find here chocolates and factory outlet prices. We bought a box of chocolates, with the best of the brand by CHF29. For CHF 22.- you can write a personal message and customize a 400g Ragusa chocolate bar live at the shop.
Le Bistrô Camille Bloch
Café with regional products, sandwiches and on Sundays serves Brunch . < span style = “color: #000000; ” > Toy library with books and games for kids.
Le Park Camille Bloch
Great outdoor playground with a picnic area.
CHEZ Camille Bloch
Chocolats Camille Bloch SA
2608 Courtelary Bern – Switzerland
+41 (0) 32 9451313
Admission adult CHF 15.- kids 6/16 CHF 8.-
Family ticket:CHF 32.- (2 adults + 2 kids or 1 adult + 3 kids)
Open every day, from 10 am to 17 pm.
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