Where to eat fondue in Switzerland
Dip your way through our guide to the best restaurants and places in Switzerland for finding the melted, cheesy delight that is fondue...
For those who love eating on the go, the Fondue Tram is just the ticket. Hop aboard a classic 1930-built tram and enjoy the sights of the city while tucking in to a flavour-rich pot of melted cheese. The two-hour dining experience includes a grison charcuterie platter and dessert.
Until Feb 13 2018.
Sitting on a street corner in a quiet neighbourhood behind the main train station, this is one of Lausanne’s most popular cafés, so much so that you’d be hard pressed to get a table for lunch or dinner without booking ahead. Stop by in the afternoon and it’s a much more relaxed vibe. With an array of hot drinks – including 15 speciality teas – comfy armchairs, a selection of battered books and board games, plus free wi-fi, it’s easy to while away the day. The food is consistently good (especially the desserts) and there’s always something to draw you back, including fondue night on Wednesdays and brunch on weekend mornings.
More recommended fondue experiences in Switzerland
An attraction sure to entice any fondue fan: cheesemaking! Join the cheesemaker in making the locale’s signature Le Chalet cheese in a cauldron over an open fire. Once it’s fermenting, it’s time to tuck into the fondue – a classic Vaudois moitié-moitié (half-half ) of Chalet and l’Etivaz cheeses.
Fondue in the Sky · Various venues
Book a table at Fondue in the Sky and you’ll be treated to a three-course dinner for up to six in the télécabine of a gondola ski lift as the sun goes down. The award-winning pop-up dining experience has events in Crans-Montana, Verbier, as well as Villars-sur-Ollon this winter, allowing fans to dunk their bread against some brand new spectacular alpine backdrops.
Verbier: Sat Feb 17, 6.30pm. Villars-sur-Ollon: Sat Feb 24, 6.30pm. Crans-Montana: Fri Mar 30, 6.30pm. Tickets here.
A more exhilarating cheese experience you’re unlikely to find. The adventure starts at sunset with a 1,700-metre ascent by chairlift to this quaint chalet restaurant in the snow. Eat your fill of fondue, then grab a toboggan and make the knuckle-whitening nighttime journey down the slopes.
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