Perch fillets: a culinary delight

Anyone travelling along the sunny side of Lake Geneva will notice them time and again on menus: freshly caught "filets de perches" (perch fillets), served fried, à la meunière, or in a fine white-wine sauce. Professional fishermen sail out onto the lake early in the morning to collect the perch... more

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Plant Robert: rediscovered

This ancient grape variety of the Lavaux had been all but forgotten when four enterprising winegrowers in the Cully region had the idea of... more

Plant Robert: rediscovered
Tomme vaudoise: soft and smooth

Tomme vaudoise: soft and smooth

Tomme vaudoise is a soft cheese best enjoyed young, when its taste is rounded and mild. But the mature version, with a clear rustic note, also has... more

Perch fillets: a culinary delight

Anyone travelling along the sunny side of Lake Geneva will notice them time and again on menus: freshly caught "filets de perches" (perch fillets), served fried, à la meunière, or in a fine white-wine sauce. Professional fishermen sail out onto the lake early in the morning to collect the perch from their nets. Their glittering catch can be bought at the harbours in Lausanne, Montreux and Vevey, as well as at the region's markets. Or you can simply head out onto a breakwater with your rod and try your luck.

Perch fillets: a culinary delight

Plant Robert: rediscovered

This ancient grape variety of the Lavaux had been all but forgotten when four enterprising winegrowers in the Cully region had the idea of cultivating the fine red grape again. It paid off. The "Plant Robert" is a characterful wine, comparable to Gamay; it goes well with rustic fare, but with its finesse can also accompany the most sophisticated dishes with bravura.

Plant Robert: rediscovered

Tomme vaudoise: soft and smooth

Tomme vaudoise is a soft cheese best enjoyed young, when its taste is rounded and mild. But the mature version, with a clear rustic note, also has its fans. Its creamy consistency and soft rind make it an ideal dessert cheese, as well as the highlight of any cheese platter. It can also be enjoyed as a meal in itself – for example, served with vegetables or salad.

Tomme vaudoise: soft and smooth