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The Ultimate 1-Day Swiss Eating Experience

Part I: Fondue

Step 1: Go to Gruyères, Switzerland.

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Step 2: Make a visit to Le Chalet de Gruyères.

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Step 3: Order the Gruyère Fondue. Enjoy.
(N.B. this entire melting pot of cheesy goodness was only considered as one portion).

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Step 4: Walk off the calories to La Maison du Gruyère.Image

Step 5: Experience an AOC cheese-making experience.

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Part II: Swiss Chocolate

Step 1: Go to Broc, Switzerland.

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Step 2: Make a visit to Maison Cailler Chocolaterie. The recipe here is even more top secret than Coca-Cola, so don’t get your hopes up!

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Step 3: Take a tour of the most interactive museum I’ve ever been to, and to reward yourself, stuff your face with 20+ kinds of Cailler chocolate in the tasting room. Once again, enjoy.

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Foodie Central

  • Gruyère fondue: a melting, oozing pot of moitié-moitié  (half-and-half, though it’s not necessarily 50/50) of Gruyère and Vacherin cheese, as well as white wine and garlic.  To be had with cubes of bread, potatoes, pickles, and pearl onions.
  • Cailler chocolate: my personal favourites include Cremant (64%) and Frigor Noir (50% with a creamy hazelnut and almond filling).

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Word of the Week: Sprüüüngli

Zürich

Why do we always have friends that we genuinely mean to meet up with, but never get around to actually doing it?

A dear childhood friend of mine and I are finally getting together nearly after two years of making brunch plans – and in the oddest of situations, meeting in Zurich and then spending the week travelling around Switzerland (Zermatt, Bern, Gruyere, Geneva…).

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“High Tea”

For my dedicated readers, you’ll know that I mainly travel in the US and never overseas.  I decided to change things up a bit and hence, have been MIA for the last little bit.  I took a short 3-week vacay half way across the world travelling in Asia bouncing back and forth from Hong Kong with mini-trips to Taiwan and Bali (featured in the next posts) in between.

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Hong Kong

To paint a picture, it’s like a combination of the following:

A) population density of Times Square EVERYWHERE

B) NYC’s constantly buzzing cabs, except switching the yellow out for red and minus the honking

C) San Francisco’s constant low-hanging fog

D) Miami’s humidity hitting at least 40 degrees

E) Seattle’s showers

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