Hobelkäse: cheese champion

Every spring, Gstaad is filled with the sound of ringing cowbells as farmers lead their stock up to alpine pastures as high as 2,000 metres: to lush meadows strewn with aromatic herbs, and into the healthy mountain air. There they make Hobelkäse "plane cheese", which after maturing for two to... meer

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Vaud sausages: heavenly

Several famous and much-loved sausages originated in the Lake Geneva Region. The best known is the saucisson vaudois, but no less popular is the... meer

Vaud sausages: heavenly
Züpfe: Sunday special

Züpfe: Sunday special

Bern's traditional Sunday bread is Züpfe, an ornate plaited loaf that has its origins in traditional farmers' cuisine. It is made of bread dough... meer

Hobelkäse: cheese champion

Every spring, Gstaad is filled with the sound of ringing cowbells as farmers lead their stock up to alpine pastures as high as 2,000 metres: to lush meadows strewn with aromatic herbs, and into the healthy mountain air. There they make Hobelkäse "plane cheese", which after maturing for two to three years is so hard that it can only be sliced with a tool like a carpenter's plane. Add a glass of white wine, some crispy bread fresh from the wood-fired oven, a sunny terrace – and the holidays can begin!

Hobelkäse: cheese champion

Vaud sausages: heavenly

Several famous and much-loved sausages originated in the Lake Geneva Region. The best known is the saucisson vaudois, but no less popular is the saucisse aux choux, made with cabbage. The boutefas meanwhile, which can weigh as much as a whopping 2 kilograms, is a monument to the sausage-maker's art.

Vaud sausages: heavenly

Züpfe: Sunday special

Bern's traditional Sunday bread is Züpfe, an ornate plaited loaf that has its origins in traditional farmers' cuisine. It is made of bread dough with added butter and milk: exactly how much has been a matter of dispute among bakers since time immemorial. One thing is essential, however: a coating of egg yolk, to give the loaf its characteristic golden colour. As well as forming part of a substantial brunch on Sundays, the Bernese Züpfe is traditionally enjoyed as part of the New Year's Day celebrations.

Züpfe: Sunday special