Top foodie experiences in Canton Vaud Six delicious reasons to visit Lake Geneva region

Ripe for discovery, the region of Vaud has everything you need to relax, recharge and enjoy the finer things in life.

The Lake Geneva Region is the place to go for fine food and wines.

With its six vineyards – including UNESCO-listed Lavaux – it is Switzerland's second wine-producing region.

This makes it the ideal destination for wine tourism holidays, with marked footpaths and wine tastings with the producers.

Here is a selection of the best foodie experiences in the Canton Vaud, including, of course wine tasting, the highlight of the region: 

1. Vineyard walks

Criss-crossing the Canton of Vaud, these walks combine tradition and the latest technology.

With your smartphone and the Vaud:Guide free app, you can discover spectacular scenery and meet winegrowers and producers, while enjoying the interactive games.

Find out more and choose a vineyard walk here. 

Vineyard walk in Arnex

Photo credits: © Vincent Bourrut

2. Cheese fondue making and tasting

At Le Chalet in Château-d'Oex, you will witness cheese making on a wooden stove with a cheese maker in traditional attire.

"Le Chalet Bio" cheese, matured in a cellar, will then be served in traditional dishes at the restaurant. 

Find out more and book a cheese making and tasting demonstration at CHF 29/person here. 

Traditional cheese making demonstration at the Le Chalet restaurant

Photo credits: © Pays-d'Enhaut Tourisme


3. Gourmet walk in Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses

For nature lovers, families or friends, enjoy the magnificent sceneries of the Jura mountains while walking from one culinary pleasure to the next: local specialties, surprise cheese fondue and cream cake.

Find out more and book a gourmet walk at CHF 42/person here.

Lovely views of Chalet du Sollier, a typical farm among green pastures 

Photo credits: © Claude Jaccard

4. Outdoor Raclette with a view

After a cogwheel train ride to les Pléiades above Vevey, you receive everything you need for your own outdoor raclette!

Several walks are available and your hiking map will help you choose your favourite, from a short stroll to a long hike. 

Enjoy a raclette in the open with this gorgeous view

Photo credits: © GoldenPass Services

5. Wild truffle - discovery stroll

In the Bonvillars area, guides will take you on unforgettable strolls in search of the Swiss truffles.

Educational shows and truffle dogs' demonstrations along the way. The stroll ends with a tasting of truffle produce with local wines. 

Find out more and book a wild truffle discovery stroll here.


Find out all there is to know about Swiss truffles

Photo credits: © Marché Aux Truffes

Meet a 'truffle' dog

Photo credits: © Marché Aux Truffes

6. Wine cellar discovery

Discover the wine makers of canton Vaud with this package which includes the visit of the cellar, description of the estate, wine tasting of four vintages as well a souvenir bottle per person. 

Find out more and book a wine cellar discovery experience at CHF 39/person here.

Wine tasting at the estate

Photo credits: © José Crespo


Would you like to find out more about some of these impressive places and exquisite experiences?

Visit and plan your perfect getaway in Canton Vaud. 



Author: Vaud Tourism Office

Breath-taking panoramic views, impeccable touristic transport, a wide range of cultural attractions, exquisite foodie experiences and a rich historical heritage. This is Vaud Lake Geneva region.

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