Swiss cuisine is significantly influenced by its neighbors – France, Italy, and Germany. One of the most prominent Swiss specialties is fondue. This classic dish is essentially melted cheese in a special pot (known as “caquelon”), into which pieces of bread are dipped. This meal is not only tasty but also symbolizes the social aspect of Swiss culture, where people come together and share food.
Another iconic delicacy is rösti, a simple dish made from grated and fried potatoes. Originally, rösti was served as breakfast for farmers in the canton of Bern, but today it is a popular side dish throughout the country. Another traditional dish is raclette, which is melted cheese served with potatoes, pickles, and onions.
The country is also known for its excellent Swiss cheeses such as gruyère, emmental, and appenzeller, which are used in many traditional dishes and are prized worldwide for their unique flavor and high quality.
An unforgettable part of the Swiss culinary scene also includes Swiss chocolates, which are known worldwide for their excellent quality and variety of flavors.
Swiss cuisine is much more than just chocolate and cheese fondue!
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