Rheintaler Ribelmais AOP: heritage

Rheintaler Ribelmais AOP: heritage

Generations of residents of the Rhine valley have grown up with this ancient variety of corn, which is soaked and roasted until lightly crisp. Traditional Rheintaler Ribelmais might have disappeared but for the initiative of local people, and in...meer

Gottlieber Hüppen: flavour-filled

Gottlieber Hüppen: flavour-filled

Anyone asking for Hüppen in Switzerland means only one thing: the crispy wafer rolls from Gottlieben on Lake Constance. The Gottlieber company has been making them here since 1928, and now produces eleven million of the little delicacies every...meer

Hops and malt: brew your own beer

Hops and malt:...

There are innovative brewers producing local speciality beers throughout...meer

Käsknöpfle: a dish for all seasons

Käsknöpfle: a...

Traditional Käsknöpfle – tiny golden cheese dumplings – are almost the...meer

Rheintaler Ribelmais AOP: heritage

Generations of residents of the Rhine valley have grown up with this ancient variety of corn, which is soaked and roasted until lightly crisp. Traditional Rheintaler Ribelmais might have disappeared but for the initiative of local people, and in summer 2000 it became only the second product in the country to be awarded an AOP label (Registered designation of origin).

Rheintaler Ribelmais AOP: heritage

Gottlieber Hüppen: flavour-filled

Anyone asking for Hüppen in Switzerland means only one thing: the crispy wafer rolls from Gottlieben on Lake Constance. The Gottlieber company has been making them here since 1928, and now produces eleven million of the little delicacies every year. Each Hüppe is baked by hand, rolled like a cigar, and then given a chocolate or amaretto filling.

Gottlieber Hüppen: flavour-filled

Hops and malt: brew your own beer

There are innovative brewers producing local speciality beers throughout Switzerland – but especially in Basel. Alongside Ueli beer, Unser beer is the city's best-known. At the small brewery, you can try your hand at making your own beer, learning the tricks of the master brewer. Later, you can collect your very own Unser beer in a small barrel, to enjoy at home.

Hops and malt: brew your own beer

Käsknöpfle: a dish for all seasons

Traditional Käsknöpfle – tiny golden cheese dumplings – are almost the national dish of neighbouring Liechtenstein. Freshly made, they are typically served accompanied by spicy grated cheese, crisp fried onions and fresh apple sauce. The dish invariably goes down well – whether enjoyed on a sunny terrace in summer, or in front of an open fire in winter.

Käsknöpfle: a dish for all seasons