TICINO

Introduction :

Our road trip across the canton of Ticino was dominated by lush green mountains and pristine blue-green lakes.  The views were simply breathtaking!  We drove very high, on winding, narrow roads nestled deep into valleys.

From Valais, we crossed the Simplon Pass, took the famous Centovalli road, and finally arrived in Ticino.  From there, we climbed up the Lucomagno valley.  Finally, we crossed the winding San Bernardino Pass, which connects Ticino to Graubünden.

Throughout our journey, we wondered where the cows were.  On the way up we spotted them, spending their summers on the alpine pastures where they graze on fresh grass, alpine herbs and flowers.  Their richly flavored milk is transformed into precious cheeses.   It was a great pleasure to explore and discover this magnificent canton!

Our Discoveries in Ticino

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  • Cheese
  • Cheese Dairy
  • Wine

ANNOUNCING THE APÉRO BOX FOR TICINO!

Hello Cheese and Wine Lovers! It is a pleasure to introduce to you the new Apéro Box! Johana and Lhney have taken you on their amazing road trip to the beautiful and sunny canton of Ticino to discover its world of artisanal cheeses.  Now it’s my turn to take you on a journey to discover ... Read more

DISCOVER THE ARTISANAL CHEESES FROM TICINO

Our Box for September 2020 Ginepro​ Ferme Biologique Töira, TI Ginepro is a unique specialty from Ferme Biologique Töira located in Olivone.  Ginepro is a semi-hard cheese made from cow’s milk and infused with juniper, as its name suggests.  The dark crust is characteristic of the Ticino region, which typically does not use salt to ... Read more

VISITING THE CHEESE DAIRIES OF TICINO

Introduction : On our trip through Ticino, we visited cheese dairies nestled high in the mountains close to where the cows graze.  The proximity of the cheese dairies ensures the freshest milk for the production of their artisanal cheeses.  It is a great pleasure to able to share our discoveries with you in our September ... Read more

Overview of the Canton

Capital:  Bellinzona

Land Area:2 812,21 km2

Population:  353 343 (December 2018)

Admission to the Swiss Confederation: 1803

Language:  Italian

The Lucomagno Cheese Trail

The Lucomagno Cheese Trail is a hiking path that connects Passo Lucomagno to Aquacalda.  It is an easy 7.8 km path that crosses the alpages (mountain pastures), pine forests, and cheese dairies.  It is perfect for families with children to enjoy panoramic views while hiking the winding paths.  Don’t forget to visit the cheese dairies along the way and taste some of their unique specialties. For more information, visit https://www.ticino.ch/en/itineraries/details/The-Lucomagno-cheese-route/138414.html

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