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, Gruyère, 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. 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 excursion, 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 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.
Day 1 – Rendezvous | Transfer to Montreux | Walk to Chillon Castle and Guided Tour | Welcome Dinner
Day 2 – Morning Breakfast Buffet | Maison Cailler | Artisan Bread Baking Workshop | Fondue Dinner
Day 3 – Traditional Gruyère Cheese-Making | Bean to Bar Chocolate Workshop | Gruyères Village Tour
Day 4 – Martigny Market | Amphitheater | Alpine Herbs
Day 5 – Chaplin's World | Guided Walk | Wine Tasting | Lavaux Vineyards | Dinner
Day 6 – Vevey Market | Chocolate Workshop at Läderach | Farewell Dinner
Day 7 – Check Out and Departure | Transfers to Airport
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