Thank you for a wonderful trip that we will remember for a lifetime! Boulder fields, ladders, snow, ice, rocks, huts, cows, cheese, chocolate—this trip had it all. I can now check off a major milestone on my bucket list and I can REST! Thank you! - L. & K. M. - Colorado

Cheese, Chocolate, and Wine in the Scenic Alps

Although you might get some flak from the French, Switzerland can rightly claim title as the culinary capital of Europe. Its restaurants have more Michelin stars per capita than any country in the world. Its award winning cheeses and fine chocolates are world renowned. The Swiss invented meringues, fondue, and raclette. They've spent decades refining and cultivating culinary tradition instead of fighting wars.

Fresh, regional foods

Switzerland boasts an agricultural abundance starting with rich dairy cream, tender spring asparagus, and orchards bursting with succulent cherries, plums, apricots, and pears. The Romans left a legacy of viniculture which flourishes on the sundrenched lower slopes of Valais. Artisan rye breads are favored at tables in homes and restaurants and regional specialties like Emmentaler cheese, Gruyere cheese, and Raclette, reflect time-honored alpine traditions. Air-cured meats and smoked sausage are ideal additions to our picnic lunches.

Traditional cuisine made by true artisans 

Join us as we link Alpine meadows, farms, dairies, and vineyards with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps. As we walk in the shadows of Alpine peaks, we immerse ourselves in the vanishing rural culture of Alpine farmers. By day, we make cheese, tend a vineyard, and indulge in the finest chocolate. By night we savor the rich culinary tradition of the region—fondue, raclette, alp cheese, artisan rye breads, Pinot Noir wines, and a continual supply of Swiss chocolate.

Join us in savoring Switzerland on a gourmet tour in which we uncover the natural splendor, traditional cuisine, and rural charms of Switzerland's finest culinary regions.

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Lucerne

Day 2 – Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald

Day 3 – Cheesemaking on Eigeralp, Grindelwald

Day 4 – Gruyères

Day 5 – Gruyères

Day 6 – Montreux

Day 7 – Rhone Valley, Zermatt

Day 8 – Zermatt and on to Zurich

Day 9 – Depart Zurich

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Tour Price

$3,895 USD per person, double occupancy from Geneva or Zurich

$399 single supplement

Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit

Trip Dates

Trip Highlights

  • Make artisan alpine cheese over a crackling open fire followed by hearty farm breakfast
  • Ascend snowy Jungfrau by cog railway to Europe’s highest railway station and overlooking the Alps’ longest glacier
  • Work side-by-side with an artisan chocolatier in a studio near the birthplace of chocolate to craft hand-dipped chocolate truffles
  • Walk through an ancient terraced vineyard in Lavaux followed by a guided wine-tasting