Monday, September 19, 2005


Here are a few Swiss specialities we'll be discussing in a while. For the moment, you can maybe discover what makes Switzerland's originality food-wise...
Enjoy your journey through the mountains and valleys of Switzerland!!!

This variety of dried meat comes from Graubünden and is appreciated by most Swiss people as an apetizer or a main dish.
It is a natural pruduct made out of fatless beef meat (thighs) and is seasoned with a mixture of spices, then it is dried in pure air from the mountains.

(Bündner dry meat -Pic by

This popular breakfast plaited loaf originates from the Emmental region where it is called "ZUPFE".
It is an enriched bread which is made with butter, milk and is perfumed with Kirsch

(Zopf -Pic by

This semi-hard cheese is produced in the Swiss-French speaking part of the pre-Alps.
It is made with non-pasturized cow's milk and there are no additives or conservatives added. "Gruyère" is fine eaten with bread, ideal if served as an apetizer or simply used as a component in a cooked dish.

Gruyère -Pic by

This smoked white cabbage sausage from Vaud is always eaten cooked and never raw.
It is made from pork meat and spiced with salt, pepper, garlic, coriander, nutmeg, aniseed and ground cloves.
A similar version is "SAUCISSE AU FOIE" which is made with liver.

Saucisse -Pic by

This smoked sausage from Vaud can be eaten raw when dried or cooked. It is made with pork meat and spiced with salt, pepper, garlic, coriander and white wine.

(Saucisson vaudois -Pic by


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  3. J'aime beaucoup toutes ces bonnes choses suisses.

  4. Merci pour ton encouragement!
    J'espère développer la section "spécialités suisses" et y mettre des recettes... Et faire de même avec les spécialités internationales que je chéris tout particulièrement.

  5. Bonjour! Je vis aux Etats-Unis et suis originaire du Canton de Vaud... toutes ces bonnes choses me font saliver! Bref... il y a beaucooup de produits que je ne peux pas trouver ici.. une suggestion: des addresses internet ou "online shopping" ou je peux acheter depuis les Etats-Unis des specialites suisses seraient un GRAND PLUS. Example VRAI FROMAGES, SAUCISSES, VIANDE SECHEE DES GRISONS, CREME DE GRUYERE, TOMME, etc... ou puis-je acheter ces aliments en ligne??? Faites-moi savoir... merci!

  6. Bonjour,

    Je ne sais pas vraiment où on peut se procurer toutes ces choses depuis les Etats-Unis... Malheureusement, je ne connais pas de "online shopping" qui travaille hors
    de la Suisse. Par contre, je peux vous fournir 2 adresses aux USA: (Emmentaler, Gruyère, Tête de Moine) et (Appenzeller,
    Raclette, etc...). De plus, vous pourriez peut-être vous renseigner auprès de J'espère que ça vous sera utile...

    Désolé de ne pas pouvoir vous aider davantage,

  7. Hi there, I have some friends who are from Switzerland and I would like to to get them the sausage that is made from cabbage, I guess it is the SAUCISSE AU CHOUX. Do you know where I can mail order this? thanks in advance for any helpful hints.


  8. BCMCHONG: Thanks for passing by! Yes, it is the "Saucisse Aux Choux" which is made with cabbage. You can order it from there:
    I don't know if they send it overseas... I hope that I was able to help you a little!

    Cheers, Rosa.

  9. Hi Rosa, I came by your wonderful blog today after looking up Saucisson Vaudois on google. I just returned from a holiday in Villars in the Vaud canton. My suitcase was full of lovely swiss food, including my favourite Tete de Moine cheese...and a saucisson Vaudois! However, I have no idea what vegetables/accompaniments to serve the sausage! I'd be really grateful if you could tell me what is the traditional Swiss accompaniment.
    Susie from Scotland

  10. SUSIE: Thanks for passing by and for the kind comment!

    You can eat it with Gratin Dauphinois (traditional) or any potato gratin, röschti (traditional), boiled potatoes & dried green beans (traditional), pasta, you can bake it in brioche dough (traditional), cooked and cooled with bread or a salad, etc...

    See link:

    I hope it helps...