Gourmet path in the Montreux-Vevey region

Gourmet path in the Montreux-Vevey region

Why not savour a taste of the culinary specialities of the Montreux-Vevey region as well as the sights? On commencing the excursion in Vevey, climb aboard the train direction Pléiades and enjoy a cheese slice as a first if you like. The hike to...more

Marbach-Schangnau alpine dairy

Marbach-Schangnau alpine dairy

In the Entlebuch region, just on the border with the Emmental, is the Marbach-Schangnau alpine dairy. Every day, the milk from buffalo, cows and sheep in both regions is made into wonderful fresh speciality products. You can find all kinds of...more

Philippe Pascoët, Chocolatier

Philippe Pascoët,...

Winner of the Prix de l’Artisanat de Genève 2006, Philippe Pascoët...more

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt Mines –...

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added...more

Gourmet path in the Montreux-Vevey region

Why not savour a taste of the culinary specialities of the Montreux-Vevey region as well as the sights? On commencing the excursion in Vevey, climb aboard the train direction Pléiades and enjoy a cheese slice as a first if you like. The hike to follow leads along the Pleiades ridge to the Lac-des Joncs lake, where you can now appease physical effort with small cold meats and cheese platter. Last leg of this tasteful hike is the downhill descent to Les Paccots, where a delicious meringue with whipped cream further sweetens a day well spent.

Marbach-Schangnau alpine dairy

In the Entlebuch region, just on the border with the Emmental, is the Marbach-Schangnau alpine dairy. Every day, the milk from buffalo, cows and sheep in both regions is made into wonderful fresh speciality products. You can find all kinds of specialities in the newly built alpine dairy, while from the visitors' gallery you can get a glimpse of how they are produced.

Philippe Pascoët, Chocolatier

Winner of the Prix de l’Artisanat de Genève 2006, Philippe Pascoët boldly mixes different varieties of chocolate, fruit purees, and herbs to produce original creations such as passion fruit, black currant and saffron-flavoured chocolates.

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added herbs. A visit to these mines, which stretch over 50 km through tunnels, shafts and gigantic caves, starts off on a train and then continues on foot. An experience not to be missed!

For centuries the ownership of salt mines meant wealth and power. The salt deposits at Bex, discovered in the 15th century, are still mined today. The salt mines are accessible to visitors, a museum depicts the mining of salt from 1684 to the present.