Ämmitaler Ruschtig: quality

Ämmitaler Ruschtig: quality

Ämmitaler Ruschtig ("Emmentaler Rustic") is the name of a quality label awarded to the finest foodstuffs from the Emmental. The region may be best known for the cheese with the characteristic holes, but the label is also given to outstanding meat,...meer

Berner Platte: a gourmet celebration

Berner Platte: a gourmet celebration

Ham, bacon, spare ribs, knuckle of pork, marrowbone, sauerkraut, beans, potatoes: the Berner Platte ("Bernese platter") is a gourmet feast whose creation can be dated precisely: to 5 March 1798. On this date, the Bernese defeated the French army...meer

Mazza: a meaty feast

Mazza: a meaty feast

The Ticinesi love their soil. Many families have their own vineyards,...meer

Valais air-dried beef IGP: sublime

Valais air-dried...

One of the celebrated icons of the region's gastronomic heritage is...meer

Ämmitaler Ruschtig: quality

Ämmitaler Ruschtig ("Emmentaler Rustic") is the name of a quality label awarded to the finest foodstuffs from the Emmental. The region may be best known for the cheese with the characteristic holes, but the label is also given to outstanding meat, vegetables, berries, bread and other products. From old favourites to rediscovered delicacies, all are lovingly made with the best ingredients.

Berner Platte: a gourmet celebration

Ham, bacon, spare ribs, knuckle of pork, marrowbone, sauerkraut, beans, potatoes: the Berner Platte ("Bernese platter") is a gourmet feast whose creation can be dated precisely: to 5 March 1798. On this date, the Bernese defeated the French army at Neuenegg, and to celebrate, held a great feast. Everyone brought whatever they had – and the Berner Platte was born. And thankfully, it still exists today.

Berner Platte: a gourmet celebration

Mazza: a meaty feast

The Ticinesi love their soil. Many families have their own vineyards, make their own nocino (walnut brandy), and in summer send a few pigs up to the alp – which are then slaughtered in the autumn. From them comes the famous Ticino "mazza" – meats including lardo and pancetta, and homemade sausages such as salami, luganighe and liver-enriched mortadella.

Mazza: a meaty feast

Valais air-dried beef IGP: sublime

One of the celebrated icons of the region's gastronomic heritage is Valais air-dried beef IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée, Protected Geographical Indication). The production process was first described as far back as the 14th century: salt, herbs and spices are rubbed into the raw beef, which is then air-dried in wooden barns for at least six weeks. Only first-class leg of beef may be used. It tastes especially good with rye bread and a fruity Fendant – on a sunny terrace.

Valais air-dried beef IGP: sublime