Räuschling: the crisp white

Räuschling: the crisp white

The Räuschling is an old variety of grape that is still cultivated in only a few places in Switzerland. It thrives on the sunny slopes above Lake Zürich, and the resulting crisp, fruity white wine has evolved into something of a regional speciality. Zürich's house wine goes well with fish dishes,...more

Giraffentorte: what is its secret?

Giraffentorte: what is its secret?

Shining white icing, with spots of chocolate: such is the Giraffentorte (giraffe cake) from Winterthur. Its filling is a mystery. It certainly...more

Luxemburgerli: mousse kisses

Luxemburgerli:...

Confectioners once travelled the world, which is how the Luxemburgerli...more

Zuger Kirsch: celebrated spirit

Zuger Kirsch:...

One of the region's most famous products is Zuger Kirsch, the cherry...more

Räuschling: the crisp white

The Räuschling is an old variety of grape that is still cultivated in only a few places in Switzerland. It thrives on the sunny slopes above Lake Zürich, and the resulting crisp, fruity white wine has evolved into something of a regional speciality. Zürich's house wine goes well with fish dishes, and also makes a popular aperitif.

Räuschling: the crisp white

Giraffentorte: what is its secret?

Shining white icing, with spots of chocolate: such is the Giraffentorte (giraffe cake) from Winterthur. Its filling is a mystery. It certainly contains chocolate, eggs, butter, salt and sugar, as well as almond and hazelnut – and some brandy, for sure. But until now, the giraffe's secret has never been fully revealed. Investigating it, however, is a guaranteed treat…

Giraffentorte: what is its secret?

Luxemburgerli: mousse kisses

Confectioners once travelled the world, which is how the Luxemburgerli made by Confiserie Sprüngli in Zürich came about: one of the staff brought the basic recipe back from Luxembourg in 1957. At first these filled macaroons were called "baisers de mousse", but clients were embarrassed to order mousse kisses – so they asked for the "little Luxembourg" biscuits instead. And ever since, Luxemburgerli have enjoyed cult status.

Luxemburgerli: mousse kisses

Zuger Kirsch: celebrated spirit

One of the region's most famous products is Zuger Kirsch, the cherry brandy distilled in the Zug area. This celebrated spirit is also the most important ingredient of Zuger Kirschtorte, which is made of almond meringue, sponge, butter cream and Kirsch. This cake was created by the Zug pastry cook Heinrich Höhn in 1921, and is one of the crowning glories of Swiss confectionery.

One of the region's most famous products is Zuger Kirsch, the cherry brandy distilled in the Zug area.