Spanischbrödli

Spanischbrödli

Spanischbrödli ("little Spanish rolls") are wonderfully light creations of flaky pastry. more

Malakoffs: potentially addictive

Malakoffs: potentially addictive

These crispy fritters made with cheese, egg, white wine and Kirsch are not free from danger. Quite a few visitors have tasted one, ordered a couple more, then a couple more… the record is supposed to be twelve! The story goes that French-Swiss...more

Vaud sausages: heavenly

Vaud sausages:...

Several famous and much-loved sausages originated in the Lake Geneva...more

Chasselas: tangy white wine

Chasselas: tangy...

Féchy, Yvorne, Dézaley: just some of the evocative names of the region's...more

Spanischbrödli

Spanischbrödli ("little Spanish rolls") are wonderfully light creations of flaky pastry.

Spanischbrödli ("little Spanish rolls") are wonderfully light creations of flaky pastry.

Malakoffs: potentially addictive

These crispy fritters made with cheese, egg, white wine and Kirsch are not free from danger. Quite a few visitors have tasted one, ordered a couple more, then a couple more… the record is supposed to be twelve! The story goes that French-Swiss mercenaries brought the recipe home from the 19th-century Crimean War, perfecting it into today's delicacy.

Malakoffs: potentially addictive

Vaud sausages: heavenly

Several famous and much-loved sausages originated in the Lake Geneva Region. The best known is the saucisson vaudois, but no less popular is the saucisse aux choux, made with cabbage. The boutefas meanwhile, which can weigh as much as a whopping 2 kilograms, is a monument to the sausage-maker's art.

Vaud sausages: heavenly

Chasselas: tangy white wine

Féchy, Yvorne, Dézaley: just some of the evocative names of the region's crisp white wines. They are made from the Chasselas grapes that have thrived for more than 800 years on the sunny slopes above Lake Geneva, in the Vully region, around Aigle, and in the region of Yverdon-les- Bains. Chasselas wines make an excellent aperitif, go well with fish, and are the classic accompaniment to fondues. Alongside the red Pinot noir, the white Chasselas is the most extensively cultivated grape variety in Switzerland, as well as one of the most popular.

Chasselas: tangy white wine