Rissole aux poires: fruity and sweet

These pastry cases filled with pear compote are a Geneva speciality, traditionally prepared at home by families over the Christmas period. For the filling, a special variety of pear is used – the poire à rissole – which makes these treats especially fruity, juicy and sweet. more

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La longeole: a supreme sausage

The people of Geneva love their longeole – the most packed and substantial of all Swiss sausages. It is made with gelatinous pork and flavoured... more

La longeole: a supreme sausage
Gamaret: a grape success

Gamaret: a grape success

The Gamaret grape variety was created – along with its sibling, Garanoir – in 1970 by crossing Gamay and Reichensteiner stock. Since then, this red... more

Rissole aux poires: fruity and sweet

These pastry cases filled with pear compote are a Geneva speciality, traditionally prepared at home by families over the Christmas period. For the filling, a special variety of pear is used – the poire à rissole – which makes these treats especially fruity, juicy and sweet.

Rissole aux poires: fruity and sweet

La longeole: a supreme sausage

The people of Geneva love their longeole – the most packed and substantial of all Swiss sausages. It is made with gelatinous pork and flavoured with a spice mixture containing fennel seeds. This monumental sausage must be simmered for three hours before being served – traditionally with boiled potatoes and lentils. It is especially popular during the colder months – and is of course an essential feature of Geneva's famous Escalade festivities, when the aroma of Geneva longeole wafts up from every street corner.

La longeole: a supreme sausage

Gamaret: a grape success

The Gamaret grape variety was created – along with its sibling, Garanoir – in 1970 by crossing Gamay and Reichensteiner stock. Since then, this red wine grape has enjoyed unparalleled success. As the grapes are highly resistant, they can be left to mature for longer. The resultant wines are of a vivid colour, fruity and spicy, and go well with grilled dishes.

Gamaret: a grape success