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Switzerland Food

Switzerland Food

The Switzerland food is as diverse as the country itself. Since Switzerland shares the borders with the countries of Austria, France, Germany and Italy therefore Switzerland food has been influenced by all the different neighbors. The different cuisines include that of the Italian, French and the German cuisine.

The Swiss also have their own unique dishes and all in all a tour of Switzerland will not only give you a filled photo album but also some of the most mouth watering treats that you will ever experience.

Switzerland food or at least the indigenous part includes potatoes and cheese also known as the Rosti, Fondue or the Raclette. You can also find more exotic ingredients like that of chocolates.

The native part of the country will serve you with delectable treats like that of the Swiss cheeses and chocolates. There are different varieties of cheese available like that of the Emmental, Gruyere, Vacherin and Applenzeller. Each comes from their native regions from where they are manufactured and supplies all around the country.

The Swiss cheese union is the organization that is responsible for the ever increasing popularity and the quality control of the Swiss cheese. Other native food preparations include the Rosti, a very popular potato dish that was originally a breakfast dish. Wide variety of bread rolls along with jam and sliced bread are also available.

Other than the traditional food preparations the different recipes that are influenced by the neighboring countries include the Fondue, Raclette and Papet vaudois. All of these being cheese and potato preparations from the French part of the country. The Carac is a Swiss pastry also coming from the French part of the country and is made from chocolates.

Dishes like that of the Rosti, Zopf, Cut meat, Fotzel slices are from the German part of the country. Tirggel is a traditional Christmas biscuit that is made from flour and honey and are hard but delicious.

The Italian part of the country serves you with dishes like that of the Polents which is a corn based dish. There are others like the Pizziccheri which is a flour and potato basd dish and the Saffron Risotto.

All in all while in Switzerland you have the opportunity to experiment with your food.

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This page last updated in Feb 2016