Gruyere Traditions

Trying on Gruyere traditional food is considered to be the highlight of our trip in Switzerland. Not only did we enjoy the food… the ambience is also perfect. We dined at La Maisons des Traditions, where we were seated on an outdoor overlooking the magnificent views of the Gruyere mountains. Jennifer suggested that we try on the famous  and classic Fondue au Champagne, Raclette, and Meringues ala creme for the dessert.

Fondue is a melted Gruyere cheese mixed with champagne served on a pot over a low fire burner. It is considered to be the traditional winter dish, eaten by dipping long-stemmed forks with bread or baby potatoes into the cheese.

the classic Fondue au Champagne

the classic Fondue au Champagne

stirring and dipping baby potato

stirring and dipping baby potato

Raclette is also a melted cheese dish, but is based on heating the cheese by a raclette machine and scraping off the melted part onto the plate. It is eaten with pickled onions, baby potatoes, gherkins, and ham or dried meat.

Raclette

Raclette

scraping the melted cheese

scraping the melted cheese

Meringue is our sweet and creamy dessert. It is simply eaten by dipping the meringue on a Gruyere Double Creme.

Meringue ala Creme

Meringue ala Creme

The restaurant service was impeccable and the price is just reasonable compared to other restaurants in Switzerland.

menu

menu

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