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Swiss cuisine is widely known across the world because of its rich mixture of ingredients and cultural influences. With raclette and cheese dishes, you are sure that you have something to bite on when visiting this country. While exploring Switzerland, you can’t miss tasting Switzerland traditional desserts.

Some of the most famous swiss desserts that you will find in the country include the following.

Swiss Chocolate

Swiss Chocolate

The swiss chocolate should be on top of your must-try traditional swiss desserts, and the country is known for producing some of the best chocolates in the world. You will interact with the best chocolate producers, such as Laderach, Maestrani, Frey, and Lindt. Each of the popular chocolate manufacturers has their unique way of producing the chocolates, however, they maintain the traditional approach of using condensed milk with no preservatives or additives. This presents you with the perfect chocolate that you can enjoy while relaxing and unwinding in this country.

Apple Strudel

It is imperative to note that the apple strudel has a rich history in the European nations and mainly in Switzerland. The delicious desserts are made by wrapping multiple layers of thin pastry than filling them with thinly sliced apples, cinnamon, and sultanas. The final product is amazing, and it tastes exceptional. The strudel can be dusted with icing sugar before it is toasted or baked until golden brown.

According to traditional swiss culture, the pastry utilized in the making of the apple strudel is made thinly such that you can see through it. You can serve the apple strudel with thin vanilla custard. You can get these desserts from the best destinations in Switzerland and top hotels in the country. 

Gelato

Swiss Gelato

Some people might find it strange that we have decided to include gelato on this list. However, in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino, this is the gelato capital, you are sure to find some of the best gelatos in the world. A warm Mediterranean climate characterizes the area, and you can spend your afternoon eating your gelato as you relax and unwind.

You can get gelato from a wide range of flavors from coffee, nuts, fruit, and chocolate. 

Apricot Cake

If you visit Switzerland during the summer, there is a high chance that you will find apricots being sold from restaurants and bakeries across the country. These cakes are quite tasty, and you should make a point of purchasing them when you visit the beautiful country.

They are often made in the deeper tray instead of the round cake pans, and they are pushed into a buttery base before baking. You can serve it with whipped cream or anything that you fancy.

Berliner

Berliner

This dessert is often called krapfen or Berliner in some locations, and it includes tasty morsels that have been popular in the country. However, they do not originate from Switzerland. 

It is often cooked in most countries and Switzerland. It is characterized by apricot filling while in other European countries, they use jam. These desserts incorporate a ball of yeast before adding jam center then deeply fried. When done, icing sugar is added, and you can add a twist that you like.

Raspberry Cake

This is one of the most loved treats in Switzerland, many people like to enjoy coffee and cake. There is no better way to have a beautiful view of the country as you enjoy something than a raspberry cake with coffee or drink of your choice. Nonetheless, this cake must be most common during the summer season when the berries are in season. 

There are several that the raspberry cake is made, and it can be mixed with the raspberries and baked, or a cake can be baked before spreading the fruits on top. You can top it with whipped cream or anything of your choice. 

Kambly Cookies

For so many years, Kambly has been baking some of the best swiss favorite biscuits using the best ingredients found in the country. This production is still ongoing, and you can get some of the finest biscuits on your visit to Switzerland. You can get the cookies in a variety range and flavors. The buttery biscuit, wafer-thin, and almond silverfish cookies or heart-shaped hazelnuts topped with the local chocolate are worth dying for.

The biscuits are perfect for enjoying tea or coffee. You are sure to enjoy the time of your life in Switzerland by taking them with coffee or tea. They are available in a wide array of cookie stores and supermarkets.

Luxemburgerli

Luxemburgerli
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This was invented in the last 60 years ago, and it has become a popular treat in Switzerland. They are light, airy macarons that will melt in your mouth, and you are sure to have the best dessert ever.

It is important to note that they are available in a range of colors and flavors, you can choose any flavor with or without alcohol. I would say the raspberry with salted caramel is the topmost that you should try. It is made of eggs, almonds, sugar, and butter before adding cream in the finishing stages. You can enjoy this treat in Zurich and other stores across the country.

Swiss Yogurt

One of the most outstanding items in Switzerland, apart from the sweet cheese, is yogurt. The yogurt tastes so much better than the regular yogurt. It is more natural and lighter. You are sure to get swiss yogurts at local supermarkets or any shop around the country.

Besides, you will find them in different varieties such as raspberry, blueberry, and many other flavors such as vanilla and strawberries.

Spitzbuben Cookies 

Spitzbuben Cookies 
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No swiss trip will be complete without a perfect serve of the Spitzbuben cookies. These are the tastiest biscuits that often come in a wide array of shapes and sizes. The cookies are made from a buttery dough that is covered with jelly or jam.

A small section of the top biscuits is often similar to stained glass, and it leaves quite an impression and is a perfect dessert. Whether you are visiting Switzerland during Christmas, be sure to grab some of the treats available.


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