ZURICH

Welcome to Zurich

Join us at the beginning of the year to discover the canton of Zurich. Our mission is to find delicious artisanal cheeses made and sold locally and to send them to the rest of Switzerland through our monthly boxes.
But first, let’s take a look at what makes Zurich so special.

Our Discoveries in Zurich

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  • Cheese
  • Cheese Dairy
  • Selection of the Month
  • Wine

Apéro Box – Zurich – September 2021

Dear Cheese Lover, Welcome to our September Box featuring the wonderful and diverse canton of Zurich!  Get ready to taste a beautiful and unique selection of artisanal cheeses that we discovered on our road trip to Hinwil and Wald. Thanks for joining our adventure!  We hope you love your Box! Warmest regards, Lhney & Johana ... Read more

Box Discovery – Zurich – September 2021

Dear Cheese Lover, Welcome to our September Box featuring the wonderful and diverse canton of Zurich!  Get ready to taste a beautiful and unique selection of artisanal cheeses that we discovered on our road trip to Hinwil and Wald. Thanks for joining our adventure!  We hope you love your Box! Warmest regards, Lhney & Johana ... Read more

Box Club – Zurich – September 2021

Dear Cheese Lover, Welcome to our September Box featuring the wonderful and diverse canton of Zurich!  Get ready to taste a beautiful and unique selection of artisanal cheeses that we discovered on our road trip to Hinwil and Wald. Thanks for joining our adventure!  We hope you love your Box! Warmest regards, Lhney & Johana ... Read more

SHARE THE WINE AND CHEESES OF ZURICH THIS SEPTEMBER

Thank you, A. Tessier, for this beautiful photograph! Hello Cheese and Wine Lovers! We are back with lots of energy to share with you our selection of regional wines, and this September we want to bring you a little more from the canton of Zurich. Zurich is the canton with the largest wine-growing area in ... Read more

EXPLORING THE ARTISANAL CHEESES OF ZURICH

After a summer break, we are back with new Swiss discoveries! These few months have allowed us to activate our new website, to relocate our offices allowing us to expand, but most importantly, spend time on the road looking for new Swiss artisanal flavors. We are looking forward to starting this new season with you! ... Read more

SCHAFMILCHKÄSEREI KOSTER

Introduction : Our trip to the canton of Zurich took us a few steps away from the canton of St-Gallen, far from our hometowns of Val-de-Travers and St-Blaise! On this Friday, we met husband-and-wife cheesemakers who are passionate about their work.  We are always excited to know that family traditions are passed on with family ... Read more

CHÄSI GIRENBAD

Introduction : We have visited many cheesemakers, and we want to stay in touch with them. Given our business model, it could be 2 years before returning to a canton!  So this month, we have decided to re-visit a fromagerie that makes so many delicious artisanal cheeses that our Box will have something new to ... Read more

OFFER THE FLAVORS OF ZURICH THIS YEAR

Hello Cheese and Wine Lovers! Are you thinking about what you’re going to offer at this time of year?  Zurich is a perfect place for shopping and L’Atelier du Fromage has a delicious idea for you: an Apéro Box from the Canton of Zurich!  This winter, offer lots of cheese and wine! What does Zurich ... Read more

THE SELECTION OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2020

Hello Cheese Lovers!   Johana and I are already getting ready for the winter holidays!  Since the creation of L’Atelier du Fromage, we have always wanted our December Box to be memorable and to bring warmth and joy to your home every year.  This Christmas, we are breaking the rules of featuring a single canton! ... Read more

THE SELECTION OF THE MONTH, JANUARY 2019

Introduction 2019 is going to be a fantastic year for discovering Swiss artisanal cheese thanks to L'Atelier du Fromage! There's nothing better than kicking off this new year with two exceptional Zurich cheese dairies, both of which make exquisite artisanal cheese. Our Box for January 2019 Girenbaderli Chäsi Girenbad, ZH It is rare to find ... Read more

THE CHEESE DAIRIES OF ZURICH

Introduction When we think of the canton of Zurich, we think of Switzerland's largest city, its culture, its streetcars and its renowned financial center. But we forget that Zurich also has a beautiful, hilly countryside that allows its farmers to develop their activities and produce quality milk. The cheese dairies we have selected know how ... Read more

Overview of the Canton

Capital:  Zurich

Land Area:  1,728.95 km2

Population: 1,504,346 habitants (septembre 2018)

Admission to the Swiss Confederation: 1351

Language:  Swiss German

Historical facts

Zurich joined the Swiss Confederation in opposition to the Austrian Habsburgs in 1351 after Lucerne.

The University of Zurich (founded in 1833) became the first university in Europe to accept female students. Zurich is known for having produced many Nobel Prizes in the fields of physics, chemistry, and medicine. In addition, many notable authors were born in Zurich. The city has continued to grow and become a world leader in education, science, culture, technology, and financial services.

Histories and myths

Felix and Regula

Felix, Regula, and their servant Exuperantius became the patron saints of Zurich. Their story had a huge impact on the city, its inhabitants, and the spread of Christianity. In fact, the three saints still appear on the coat of arms and seal of Zurich today.

Felix and Regula were brother and sister and members of the Theban Legion, which numbered more than six thousand men who converted to Christianity. Martyred together in the year 286, the siblings fled to Zurich to avoid execution but were arrested and executed by beheading. Legend has it that they stood up and raised their heads. Then they walked 40 steps before praying and finally lying down to die. They were buried where they died, a place that became the site of the Grossmünster church.

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