What to bring back from Switzerland?


Switzerland is for me a land of cheese and chocolate. These items regularly make up the largest portion of what I bring back home. Besides that, it is also worth bringing back local non-traditional pastries filled with dried pears, or even Swiss smoked meats. So, what are my recommendations for the best gastronomic Swiss souvenirs?

Swiss cheeses

Local cheeses were at the top of my list. Even if I had to bring just one thing from Switzerland, it would be cheese. You can opt for tasting plate of different types of cheeses, this one includes cheeses Tête de Moine, Emmental, Bergmutschli, Gruyère, Appenzeller, and Campozola. A 250 g package of cheeses cost 11.50 CHF (which is approx. the same amount in EUR).

Tasting plate of cheeses Tête de Moine, Emmental, Bergmutschli, Gruyère, Appenzeller, and Campozola
Tasting plate of cheeses Tête de Moine, Emmental, Bergmutschli, Gruyère, Appenzeller, and Campozola

Soft matured cheese Buure Weichkäsli. It’s also ideal as a snack for the plane. One 35 g package costs 1.15 CHF.

Soft matured cheese Buure Weichkäsli
Soft matured cheese Buure Weichkäsli

Appenzeller cheese from the COOP store network, a 200 g package costs 4.90 CHF.

Appenzeller cheese
Appenzeller cheese

Emmental cheese from the COOP store network, a 220 g package costs 4 CHF.

Emmental cheese
Emmental cheese

Gruyère cheese from the COOP store network, a 314 g package costs 5.95 CHF.

Gruyère cheese
Gruyère cheese

Swiss filled pastries birnweggen

Pastries filled with a mixture of dried prunes and other fruits. One package of three pieces of birnweggen cost 3.20 CHF.

Birnweggen
Birnweggen

Swiss smoked meats

In this package are Milano salami, dried ham, and dried bacon, all from the Swiss region of Ticinese. A 150 g package cost 4.99 CHF.

Local smoked meats
Local smoked meats

Swiss chocolate

There must also be several packages of Swiss chocolate and chocolate pralines.

Swiss chocolate
Swiss chocolate

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