SWISS Offers In-flight Cheese Fondue

You can now order cheese fondue in economy class on international short- and medium-haul services from Geneva aboard SWISS.

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You can now order cheese fondue in economy class on international short- and medium-haul services from Geneva aboard SWISS. The treat is available in this winter’s edition of the à la carte SWISS Saveurs menu, which made its debut in premium classes on the same routes at the end of May. Since SWISS has rolled out the buy-on-board service to all cabins, the crew will no longer be handing out free sandwiches in economy, though passengers flying premium economy and above will still be given light snacks.

While everyone in Switzerland has their own version of fondue, SWISS is sticking to tradition with its recipe of equal parts Vacherin Fribourg and Gruyère cheese. Passengers seeking an extra level of indulgence should try pairing it with a charcuterie board comprising air-dried beef, cured ham, and Gruyère salami served on a SWISS-branded wooden platter, which can be taken home as a souvenir.

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Other Swiss delicacies on the SWISS Saveurs menu include hot chocolate from popular local brand Caotina, freshly baked pain au lait with a Cailler chocolate bar, and Bircher muesli. There’s also a changing selection of baguette sandwiches each month: December means a whole-wheat baguette stuffed with Swiss battered chicken and tomatoes in lime and chive sauce, while a grain baguette featuring Italian crespone salami, arugula, and mustard will be offered in February.

Those monthly specials extend to salads (think fennel and orange, or quinoa and tomato drizzled in hazelnut oil) and small tarts. But one sweet specialty that will be on the menu throughout the next three months is carac tartlet, a typical dessert from Romandy (French-speaking Switzerland) consisting of dark chocolate praline topped with ganache and bright green frosting in shortcrust pastry.

Fondue is available on SWISS’s Geneva flights bound for Lisbon, Malaga, and Athens in sunny southern Europe; Gothenburg, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, and Moscow in the north; as well as two North African destinations: Marrakesh and the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada.

More information here.

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