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.... more

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Papet vaudois: a crafty creation

Potatoes, leeks and a tasty pork-and-cabbage sausage: that's papet vaudois, the favourite dish of residents of the Lake Geneva Region. According to... more

Papet vaudois: a crafty creation
Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP: hot stuff

Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP: hot stuff

Gourmets like it hot: they place the pine-wood box in silver foil, pour a tangy white wine over the cheese, and bake it all in the oven. Served... more

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

Papet vaudois: a crafty creation

Potatoes, leeks and a tasty pork-and-cabbage sausage: that's papet vaudois, the favourite dish of residents of the Lake Geneva Region. According to legend, this delicacy was created in the village of Orbe more than 1,100 years ago. The locals had insufficient meat to feed the king and his entourage who were passing through, so they added cabbage to the sausages to make the meat go further. The king was impressed – and the villagers had created a unique dish.

Papet vaudois: a crafty creation

Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP: hot stuff

Gourmets like it hot: they place the pine-wood box in silver foil, pour a tangy white wine over the cheese, and bake it all in the oven. Served with potatoes, crispy bread and nuts, this "mini-fondue", unique worldwide, is an exquisite delicacy. Try it for yourself – either at home, or in one of our cosy and welcoming restaurants.

Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP: hot stuff