In Swiss cuisine you can find influences from neighboring cultures such as the German, French and Italian. However, there is a great variety depending on the region and the language barrier of the area. Some of the most basic food items are bread, dairy products such as milk, yogurt, butter and a great variety of the world famous Swiss cheese. Vegetables, and more specifically beans, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, spinach also play a big role in the Swiss diet. Meat such as veal, beef, pork, chicken or turkey is consumed all over the country, served in various ways.

Take a look at some of the most traditional Swiss dishes to try, when traveling to Switzerland:

Cheese plate of Emmental, Camembert, Parmesan, Blue cheese, bread sticks, walnuts, hazelnuts, honey and grapes.

Assortment of fine chocolates in white, dark, and milk chocolate and praline chocolate sweets.

Cordon bleu chicken with parsley, served on wooden cutting board.

Traditional Swiss dish of Potato rosti with chives on wooden table. 

Swiss sweet bread baked traditionally in Switzerland for Three Kings Day on January 6.

Veal Zurich style with rosti potatoes.

Traditional Swiss cheese fondue.

Check our list of selected Hotels in Switzerland, to try the delicious traditional dishes of Swiss cuisine!