Sunday, June 23, 2013

Swiss Specialities

Spread of Swiss cheese and meats
Switzerland is known for its natural beauty, amazing mountains and lakes, as well as quaint towns, but another highlight during a trip to Switzerland is the amazing food! Daniela, a Swiss native, describes some of the delicacies you should enjoy during a visit to her country as well as a previous post for those venturing her way! 

Cheese and dried meats:

The most cost effective way to try Swiss specialties is to simply go to the supermarket and buy some local cheese, dried meat and bread. This will also make for a delicious picnic to take on a mountain hike. Swiss cheeses are mostly hard cheeses and include: Gruyère, Appenzeller, Emmentaler, Tilsiter, Tête de Moine, Sbrinz and Berner Hobelkäse. Mountain meat specialties include: Bündnerfleisch (dried beef), Rohschinken (the Swiss version of prosciutto), Speck (dried bacon) or Mostbröckli (traditionally made from horse meat, but could also be beef). Alternatively, a selection of these is usually available in the appetizer section of many mountain restaurants. Enjoy with a glass of Swiss white wine.


To buy chocolate for yourself and gifts to bring home, regular supermarkets have a broad selection and good prices. Frey is the brand of Migros, while all other brands (e.g. Lindt, Cailler, Suchard, Camille Bloch, etc.) are available at Coop. Merkur is a store specialized in chocolate and offers a wide variety of chocolates, including Läderach, a more upscale (and delicious!) brand of chocolate, and many nice items that will make great gifts.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot imagine eating horse meat, but I do love the swiss chocolate pastries and cookies!