A special melting cheese poured over potatoes, cured meats and bread. This meal is sure to be the envy of whoever you share stories with!
Buttery potatoes cooked with a special cheese and bits of bacon, an amazing side dish — or main!
One of the most popular Swiss dishes, this meal consists of crispy shredded potatoes and onions. It can be topped with many of your favorite condiments like crème fraîche or even fried eggs!
This dish hardly needs an introduction. Traditionally, diners dip bits of bread into this bubbling pot of creamy melted cheese.
Showing the Italian influence on Swiss food and culture, polenta is popular, especially near Ticino.
A traditional Swiss semi-dried sausage, this “hunter’s” food makes for a perfect snack on a hike or on a charcuterie board.
• Emmental cheese
Switzerland is home to countless varieties of cheeses, with each unique farm producing its own special recipes. However, if there is one you can’t leave the country without trying, it is the ubiquitous Emmental. This cheese is similar to a Gruyère, but a bit milder, making for the perfect snack.
These simple and sweet confections trace their roots to the Bern region.
• Bernese plait
You are bound to come across Bernese plait, a buttery, braided loaf of bread that was once reserved only for Christmas and New Year’s.