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Emmental Cheese Making Workshop

Inside the Emmental cheese factory (it's where the magic happens!)

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On the shelves of grocers all over the world, wedges of gold called Emmental cheese are enticing unsuspecting victims like me. Now, I finally...
Alpine Cheese Making at Musenalp in Isenthal, Switzerland

Our alpine cheese making experience at Musenalp

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Switzerland is tiny in comparison with many other countries. Yet, some alpine meadows go unnoticed. At Musenalp, we witnessed alpine cheese making...

More myths about Switzerland - debunked!

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When you live in Switzerland, you will often encounter various myths about this country. Some of these claims might startle you or make you scratch your head...
August 1 Swiss National Day - 1. Augustweggli

9 Unmissable Foods for Swiss National Day

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The idea of going on a shopping spree to find unmissable foods for the Swiss National Day festivities started with an Instagram post...
Markthalle Im Viadukt Zürich

Zurich's Indoor Market Isn't Perfect (but the Focacce are!)

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A mere five minute walk from the Prime Tower in Zurich's trendy fifth district is the covered Im Viadukt market. What is supposed to be a gourmet's dream...
SBB CFF FFS Train WC Toilet Panorama

4 reasons why Switzerland is an innovation nation

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A recent report from the European Union has confirmed what those who live in Chocolateland already know: Switzerland is the "most innovative" country in Europe...
Swiss Winter Style Guide - The Desalpes Company

Switzerland Winter Style Guide

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Winter is just around the corner, and style plays a big role with the Swiss who are known to have good taste. Statistically speaking, they are the wealthiest people in the world...

Nothing Cheesy About It

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I caught my first ever glimpse of Switzerland six years ago. Like every foreigner trying to break into the hearts (and homes, of course) of the reserved natives, I chose the clichéd, but so very apt path of understanding and appreciating their love of cheese...

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