Facts about Switzerland Food
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Did you know that the real Swiss eat Fondue only during the winter?
Did you know that when you loose your piece of bread in the cheese, you
have to pay for the next bottle
of wine, sing a song or do something embarrassing.
Did you know the other very popular Swiss cheese dish, called Raclette,
where cheese is melted and
scrapped directly from the wheel of cheese.
Did you know that people in Switzerland raise their eyebrows when they
see Americans eating fondue
with fries and Coke.
Did you know that in Switzerland you can lease a cow, and during the
time of the lease, you get all the
cheese that is made from your cow’s milk.
Did you know that – while Switzerland is very famous for its cheese –
it’s also the home of the first wine
growing area in the world that has been made a UNESCO world heritage
site. It’s the area called Lavaux
between Montreux and Vevey on Lake Geneva.
Did you know that Switzerland doesn’t just have holes in its famous
cheeses. It also has holes in its
mountains, among them the world’s longest train tunnel through a mountain.
Did you know that Switzerland is famous for fondue and chocolate, but
chocolate fondue wasn’t invented
Did you know that the Swiss also eat fondue with meat or vegetables
instead of cheese, which they cook
in broth or even wine?
Did you know that many Swiss have a class of Kirsch – cherry schnapps –
with the fondue. The more
adventures ones dunk their piece of bread in it before they load it with
Did you know that “fondue” is French and means “melted”. Even though
it’s a French word, it’s called
fondue in all four official languages of Switzerland.
Did you know that Gruyere is not just the name of the world famous
cheese, but also the name of a
wonderful town and a beautiful region close to the mountains and on the
border of the French- and
German-speaking parts of Switzerland.