VAUD

WELCOME TO THE CANTON OF VAUD

The canton of Vaud has the ideal terroir for cattle breeding where its lands stretch from the Jura mountains to the Central Plateau and the Alps. Given its long cheese-making tradition, the canton is considered a paradise for cheese lovers. It’s no wonder that Vaud cheese dairies have won so many Swiss cheese awards over the years. In fact, last year, Alpage La Bassine was crowned Swiss Cheese Champion 2018 for its Gruyère d’Alpage AOP. This cheese was the winner in all categories of 965 different cheeses!

We were thrilled to explore the region, meet the cheese dairies and taste their beautiful cheeses. We invite you to travel with us through the canton to discover all it has to offer!

Our Discoveries in Vaud

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  • Selection of the Month
  • Wine

FROMAGERIE BLANC MEYRAT

Introduction : Our visit to the Fromagerie Blanc Meyrat in the canton of Vaud took us to the scenic village of Villars-Burquin, above Lake Neuchâtel. The visit was warm and the cheesemakers took the time to give us interesting information about their trade, their background, and their specialties. Nice moments of exchange! Fromagerie Blanc Meyrat ... Read more

Transport yourself to the historical and oenological charm of Vaud with our Apéro Box

Hello Cheese and Wine Lovers! This May we present you a very emblematic region in the production of wines in Switzerland, a region that for its wonderful natural views has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and thanks to its winemaking traditions its wines are great international representatives. Our May Apéro Box is dedicated to ... Read more

FROMAGERIE CONOD

Introduction : Our tour through the canton of Vaud took us to the pretty village of Baulmes, nestled at the foot of the Jura Mountains. It is a place we probably would never have the opportunity to visit unless we were out hunting for cheese! Fromagerie Conod Canton: Vaud Selection of the Month :  May ... Read more

DISCOVER THE ARTISANAL CHEESES OF VAUD – OUR MAY 2021 BOX!

A last box before the summer break! Here we are at the end of a nice season, full of delicious flavors and interesting discoveries! The month of May will see us celebrating two cheese makers and a wine maker from Vaud. The Gros de Vaud is a region full of gustatory promises, its sunny hillsides ... Read more

THE SELECTION OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2019

Introduction The winter holidays are a time for sharing and gathering among family and friends.  This year our Box of artisanal cheeses for December encourages getting together with loved ones.  We are excited to feature two very special artisanal cheeses that are served warm and molten – perfect for sharing during the winter holidays! Our ... Read more

THE CHEESE DAIRIES FOR DECEMBER 2019

Introduction : We are breaking the rules for December!  In the holiday spirit, we are featuring two cantons this month!  We have chosen two cheese dairies – one from the Swiss Romande (canton Vaud) and the other from Central Switzerland (canton Nidwalden).  Our theme for the month is about family and friends.  What better way ... Read more

DISCOVER THE ARTISANAL CHEESES OF CANTON VAUD

Introduction The canton of Vaud is known for its ideal soil for cattle breeding, so we knew that the cheeses would be excellent. In essence, exploring this region of the Vallée de Joux would be a cheese lover's dream! The hardest part is choosing which artisanal cheeses to put in our box - but we ... Read more

VISITING THE FROMAGERIES OF CANTON VAUD

Introduction : We were delighted to begin our journey to the canton of Vaud and explore the Vallée de Joux to discover the beautiful cheeses that await us. Fromagerie du Séchey, VD We were surprised to meet Danièle Magnenat, owner of the Fromagerie du Séchey since 1985. She is one of the few women in ... Read more

Overview of the Canton

Capital:  Aarau

Land Area:  3 211,94 km2

Population:  793 129 habitants (December 2017)

Admission to the Swiss Confederation: 1803

Language:  Lausanne

The Cheeses of Vaud

Coeur de Moudon, Tomme de Dizy, Cabochon, Bassinette, Sousbois, le Maréchal, Brigand du Jorat are some of them! There are hundreds of wonderful cheeses that are specialties of the canton of Vaud and certified as local products. Only three cheeses are PDO products – Gruyère, Etivaz, and Vacherin Mont-d’Or – which are based on old traditional recipes. However, many Vaud cheese dairies are developing new recipes that will delight the palate for a long time to come.

We are looking for these new specialties to feature in our box so that you can also discover these new tastes!

The Wines of Vaud

A canton known for its cheeses – and also for its wines! The canton of Vaud is the second-largest producer of wine in Switzerland. In fact, about a quarter of the country’s wines are produced in the canton of Vaud. White wines predominate here, which are fresh and fruity, mainly from the Chasselas grape. The red wines produced in smaller quantities are made from the Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes. Vaud’s long history of viticulture is beautifully illustrated by the wine terraces of Lavaux, located on the steep shores of Lake Geneva and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We believe (and we hope you will agree!) that cheese and wine from the Vaudois region are a perfect match!

Follow our next Blog to learn more about the wonderful cheese dairies we discovered in the canton of Vaud!

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