-SWISS CUISINE –
What is the typical Swiss cuisine?
Swiss cuisine is known to everyone for its wonderful cheeses, chocolates, desserts and potato dishes. What other dishes can be discovered in Switzerland?
What are the most
popular dishes in Switzerland?
Swiss cuisine is full of influences from French, German and Italian cuisine. In addition, the cuisine of Switzerland is not one of the easily digestible. Swiss dishes are very filling, which is determined by the country’s location. Alpine weather and harsh winters have determined the diet of the population living in the areas of modern Switzerland. Therefore, the basis of Swiss dishes are various types of cheese, which are used to create dry and sweet specialties. The basis of many dishes in Switzerland is also potatoes. We are talking about all kinds of casseroles or pancakes. And don’t forget the delicious chocolate that Switzerland is famous for, as well as the wines produced in local vineyards. Few people also remember that a dish that originated in Switzerland is muesli – flakes, nuts, nuts and nuts mixed together and eaten with yogurt or milk. This Swiss dish was developed in the early 20th century for his patients by a doctor, Maximilian Bircher-Benner.
Swiss cuisine – typical dishes
Swiss fondue – a very popular snack in Swiss cuisine. Fondue is a type of heated dish in which different types of Swiss cheese, wine, kirsch or garlic are served. The cheese is eaten straight from the cauldron by dipping pieces of bread, meat or vegetables into it;
Swiss rösti – is another dish typical of Swiss cuisine. Rösti are Swiss potato pancakes , which are prepared from boiled and coarsely grated potatoes. They are often served with melted cheese, sausage or a fried egg;
Swiss cheese – Raclette is one of the more famous types of Swiss cheese , but also the name that describes the dish and the grill for heating this snack. Raclette is served with dried meat, potatoes or gherkins;
Bräzeli – a type of Swiss waffle prepared in sweet or salty versions. It is served together with whipped cream and ice cream;
Papet vaudois – another example of a Swiss dish. Behind this name is mashed potatoes, served with vegetables and scalded leek and sausage;
Capuns – a Swiss dish served in the poorer areas of the country. They are meatballs formed from flour and egg mixture, wrapped in botwine leaves. They are served with melted cheese or sauce;
Zürcher Geschnetzeltes – is a stew consisting of veal meat in a sauce of wine and cream;
Maluns – a dish eaten in the Swiss countryside. The basis of this dish is all kinds of leftovers from dinner – grated, fried potatoes, combined with flour. They are served with cream, kefir, cheese, meat or sweet – with fruit mousse.