Bénichon: a gourmet work of art

Bénichon: a gourmet work of art

The Bénichon is the traditional thanksgiving festival in the Pays de Fribourg, celebrated with the classic Bénichon meal: a gastronomic work of art that encompasses no less than eight courses and more than 30 creations. Whole families gather for...more

Gâteau du Vully: sweet or savoury

Gâteau du Vully: sweet or savoury

The celebrated Gâteau du Vully is produced around Mont-Vully near Murten. A yeast-based dough is topped with plenty of cream and sugar; there is also a savoury version, with bacon and caraway seeds. This tastes superb with a wine from the region:...more

Bondelles: smoked whitefish

Bondelles: smoked...

A speciality from Lake Neuchâtel is the bondelle, a native species of...more

Meringues & whipped cream: the dream partnership

Meringues &...

What could be nicer than meringues and whipped cream from the Gruyère...more

Bénichon: a gourmet work of art

The Bénichon is the traditional thanksgiving festival in the Pays de Fribourg, celebrated with the classic Bénichon meal: a gastronomic work of art that encompasses no less than eight courses and more than 30 creations. Whole families gather for the occasion, eating and drinking from lunchtime until late at night. The Bénichon menu is also served at many restaurants.

Bénichon: a gourmet work of art

Gâteau du Vully: sweet or savoury

The celebrated Gâteau du Vully is produced around Mont-Vully near Murten. A yeast-based dough is topped with plenty of cream and sugar; there is also a savoury version, with bacon and caraway seeds. This tastes superb with a wine from the region: a Gewürztraminer, Riesling-Sylvaner, or a Fribourg wine from Mont-Vully.

Gâteau du Vully: sweet or savoury

Bondelles: smoked whitefish

A speciality from Lake Neuchâtel is the bondelle, a native species of whitefish, which is smoked according to ancient recipes. There is also a great tradition of fishing on Lake Murten, where there are still fishing families. Other delicacies here include pike and perch fillets: most memorably enjoyed on a terrace with views of the lake.

Bondelles: smoked whitefish

Meringues & whipped cream: the dream partnership

What could be nicer than meringues and whipped cream from the Gruyère region? Often they are served with fresh berries, making a heavenly threesome - crispy, creamy and fruity all at the same time. Traditionally, the meringues are baked in a wood oven. The double cream is brought to the table in artistically carved little wooden jugs. This is traditional Fribourg culinary culture!