VALAIS

Introduction :

The canton of Valais has a long history of cheese making, deeply rooted in tradition. We knew that Valais would be an exciting canton to explore and a perfect place to continue our quest. Join us on our journey through the Swiss Alps to discover beautiful artisanal cheeses perfected over time in the mountains and valleys of Valais.

Our Discoveries in Valais

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TOAST TO VALAIS WITH OUR APÉRO BOX OF NOVEMBER !

Hello Cheese and Wine Lovers! We want November to become a month for toasting and that’s why we bring you a delicious pretext with our Apéro-box of Valais. Enjoy with us a little piece of the incomparable region! About the wine-growing region of Valais It is well known that Valais is an emblematic wine region ... Read more

SELECTION OF THE MONTH, NOVEMBER 2020

Our Box for November 2020 Alpenrosenkäse Sennerei Simplon, VS Alpenrosenkäse is a specialty of the Sennerei Simplon. It is made from the raw milk of cows grazing in the nearby mountain pastures. It is matured for 3 months. This cheese has the particularity of containing herbs picked and dried on the spot. It is a ... Read more

THE SELECTED CHEESE DAIRIES OF VALAIS, NOVEMBER 2020

Introduction The Valais had already, of course, found favor in our eyes and we had presented some specialties of the French part of this canton with a thousand facets! So here we are, back in this majestic canton, in the Swiss German part. Valais was our first stop on our summer family trip. Following the ... Read more

THE SELECTION OF THE MONTH, MARCH 2019

Introduction While traveling through the canton of Valais, we were fascinated by the breathtaking landscapes of the Alps and valleys. It is this particular terroir that gives a unique flavor to the artisanal cheeses of the region. During our journey, we discovered two magnificent cheese dairies in Martigny and Verbier. A tasting of these artisanal ... Read more

THE FROMAGERIES OF VALAIS

Introduction : Our trip through the canton of Valais was magical. The scenery alone was breathtaking with the snow-covered Alps and deep valleys. We met wonderful people and tasted great cheeses made from cow's milk and sheep's milk. Here are two cheesemakers that we are delighted to present to you in our March Box. La ... Read more

Overview of the Canton

Capital:  Sion

Land Area:  5 224,49 km2

Population:  341 463 habitants (décembre 2017)

Admission to the Swiss Confederation: 1815

Language:  French is spoken in the western part (Central and Lower Valais); German is spoken in the eastern part (Upper Valais).

The Cheeses of Valais

Ask any Swiss and they’ll know that the Valais is known for its raclette. The cheese dates back to the 13th century and was called Bratchäs (Swiss German for “roasted cheese”). The term “Raclette” is derived from “racler”. Today in the Valais, most of the raw milk used in cheese making is destined for the Raclette du Valais PDO.

However, there are other wonderful cheeses that are Valaisan specialties, such as mountain cheese, Hobelkäse, tomme and Valaisan fondue (a unique blend of Valais Raclette PDO and Valaisan mountain cheese). In Valais, fondue is served traditionally with bread or potatoes, but there is also the Valais Williams fondue which is served with bread and sliced Williams pears. I can’t wait to try this!

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