Swiss cuisine

Swiss cuisine – facts and figures

Switzerland owes its rich culinary heritage to its great many regional specialities. Many traditional dishes have their roots in Switzerland’s farming culture.

Swiss specialities

Many of Switzerland’s national dishes are well-known around the world.


Switzerland is famous around the world for its chocolate. It owes this renown to the innovative advances of Swiss chocolate makers in the 19th century.


Cheese has been produced in Switzerland since time immemorial. The Swiss are also keen cheese eaters.


More than 200 varieties of bread are baked in Switzerland. The country is also renowned for its pastries.

Regional specialities

In addition to Switzerland's national dishes, every region has its own culinary specialities.