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This trip connected us with people who were passionate about what they do. For me, that made the trip. - K. K. - California

Delicious French-influenced cuisine 

The French-speaking region of the Swiss Alps produces some of the most delicious and distinctive food of Europe. Neighboring France has influenced their cuisine, but every dish has unmistakable Swiss flavors, ingredients, and personality. Culinary artistry has flourished here for centuries.

Authentic Swiss culinary traditions.

This is your opportunity to nibble on the delectable results of generations of creativity in Swiss farm kitchens. The need to preserve food has led to dozens of varieties of cheese, breads, dried meats, sausages, pickles, and fruit preserves. The Romans left a legacy of terraced viniculture on the sundrenched slopes of the Alps leading to wines that are distinct to the region and can be found nowhere else.

French-inspired Switzerland is the home of meringues, fondue, Raclette, Gruyere, and double cream. And the confectioners of Suisse Romande, through decades of experimentation, have perfected fine chocolate as we know it. Switzerland’s restaurants have been awarded more Michelin stars per capita than any country in the world.

More than just tasting

But your tour will be more than just tasting—you’ll try your hand at this remarkable cuisine. Follow a 900-year-old recipe as you make Gruyère cheese in an alpine chalet over an open fire. Stand side-by-side with a master chocolatier as you create your own chocolate treasure. Heat a wood-fired oven to 700F and slide in your artisan loaf to bake. Discover how to put together a cheese board of Swiss cheeses that makes each cheese stand out. Learn the secrets of preparing a bubbling caquelon of classic cheese fondue.

Your culinary experience will be enhanced as you stroll through a thousand-year-old vineyard, take a spectacular cogwheel railway mountaintop excursions, and walk through walled medieval villages and storied castles.

Fully-guided tour features 

Your Swiss food adventure includes round trip transfers from the Geneva Airport, six nights hotel accommodations, breakfasts, dinners, ground transportation, excursions, classes, demonstrations, tastings, guided walks, recipes, interpretive notes, and the services of an English-speaking expert guide. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable visual and sensory feast as you Discover Swiss Cuisine.

Is this tour for you?

If you want to taste French-inspired Swiss Cuisine, spread double cream on crispy meringues, try a hands-on chocolate truffle workshop, bake authentic artisan bread, dine at top Swiss restaurants, and explore the scenic beauty of Switzerland with a small group of like-minded culinary travelers, this is the ideal tour for you.

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Rendezvous | Transfer to Gruyères | Artisan Chocolate Demonstration | Village & Castle Tour |Welcome Dinner

Day 2 – Traditional Gruyère Cheese-Making |Artisan Bread Baking Workshop |Hands-on Fondue Cooking Class

Day 3 – Gruyère Dairy and Cellars | Maison Cailler and Chocolate Master Class | Mountaintop Cogwheel Excursion

Day 4 – Lavaux Vineyards UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 5 – Making Chocolate Truffles at Läderach | Alpine Herbs | Farmstead Goat Cheese | Raclette at the Source

Day 6 – Montreux Market | Serving Cheese | Chillon Castle | Farewell Dinner

Day 7 – Breakfast and Departure

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Trip Dates

03 June 2018 - 09 June 2018

17 June 2018 - 23 June 2018

29 July 2018 - 04 August 2018

12 August 2018 - 18 August 2018

26 August 2018 - 01 September 2018

09 September 2018 - 15 September 2018

07 October 2018 - 13 October 2018

Or, book a private departure

Tour Price

$3,595 USD Per person double occupancy from Geneva or Zurich

$299 single supplement

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

Trip Highlights

  • Bake hearty artisan bread using ancient methods and a rustic wood-fired oven recovered from an old monastery
  • Work side-by-side with an artisan chocolatier in his studio near the birthplace of chocolate
  • Walk through an ancient terraced vineyard in Lavaux followed by a guided wine-tasting
  • Enjoy an exquisitely prepared lakeside dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant