Regional products

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The Jura & Three Lakes region is renowned for its local produce. The specific type of soil, the green, fertile valleys and gentle slopes leading down to the lakes lend the regionally grown products their identity.

Tête de Moine
Tête de Moine. © Guillaume Perret
In the Jura & Three-Lakes region, the word “terroir” takes on a real meaning. The uniqueness of its Jurassic soils, the lush pastures of its valleys and gentle slopes leading down to the lakes lend the products of the area their identity, enhanced by the presence of regional nature parks.
 
Tête de Moine AOP
Both the famous Tête de Moine AOP cheese and the absinth spirit have their origins in the Jura & Three Lakes region and are produced by dedicated local manufacturers to this day.  
 
The Tête de Moine AOP from the Bernese Jura is a cheese which is served in a specific form and has a figurative name. Do you know its origin? Visit the Maison de la Tête de Moine in Bellelay and learn all the interesting details about its history.  
 
Camille Bloch
Those who love sweets will want to make a detour to the visitors’ center CHEZ Camille Bloch, the chocolate manufacture which is home to famous brands such as Ragusa and Torino.
 
Notorious absinthe
The history and secrets of the notorious aperitif absinth, praised, ill-reputed, and prohibited in the past, are explained at the Maison de l’Absinthe in the Val-de-Travers valley. Curious visitors as well as passionate consumers will be able to taste it in one of the numerous distilleries.  

Audacious Damassine  
The Damassine AOP brandy, made from small prunes grown in the Jura, is well worth mentioning too. Its history is presented at the Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum, ″Ô Vergers d’Ajoie″.  
 
Wines full of character
We should not forget the numerous vineyards which lend the Three Lakes region its unique identity. Besides the most important grape varieties of the region, Pinot Noir and Chasselas, there’s also a fruity rosé variety, the Œil de Perdrix, as well as the Non Filtré, a fresh, well-rounded white wine.  
 
These exceptional products abound in the entire region and continue to be produced with dedication and passion. Throughout the year, numerous events are held in their honour.  
 
You can find further information about regional products together with useful addresses for exploring the Jura & Three Lakes region in the brochure "Terroir à savourer":

Useful links:
Fondation rurale interjurassienne
www.terroir-juraregion.ch
Facebook Terroir Jura Région

Neuchâtel – Vins et Terroir
www.neuchatel-vins-terroir.ch

Seeland agricultural organization
www.los-seeland.ch

Regional natural parks
Parc Doubs
Parc Chasseral
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Terroir à savourer. © Guillaume Perret
Char-Fondue
Char-Fondue. © Guillaume Perret
Damassine
Damassine. © Guillaume Perret
Terroir à savourer
Terroir à savourer. © Guillaume Perret
Absinthe
Absinthe. © Guillaume Perret
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Terroir à savourer. © Guillaume Perret
Fromages d'ici
Fromages d'ici. © Guillaume Perret

Places worth visiting: Tastings and discoveries



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Ô Vergers d'Ajoie
 

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Tête de Moine
 

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Terroir à savourer

Event "Terroir"

Tradition, Market, Craft | The only "désalpe" in the Canton of Jura, a folk festival marking the end of the cattle's summer on the pastures.

Festivity, Festival | The "Trüelete" is the largest and best-known grape festival on Lake Biel. Held at the vintner's village of Twann.

Congresses, Conferences, Courses, Seminars, Fairs | Do not miss out on the most important agricultural manifestation of the bernese Jura.

Festivity, Festival | Bellelay celebrates the famous Tête de Moine cheese!

Festivity, Festival | The distillers emerge from their cellars to display their expertise to the world. The "Green Fairy" is the guest of honour!

Festivity, Festival | The vineyards of Neuchâtel in honor! Marching bands and parades, a festival you should not miss!

Festivity, Festival | A unique experience that embodies Neuchâtel's gastronomic traditions

Gastronomy, Tastings | Competition including more than 1,000 products of different regions of Switzerland. Large market.

Gastronomy, Tastings | A full-on chocolate happening that will delight all gourmets!

Festivity, Festival | Wine festival in the streets of La Neuveville.

 

Take a seat: 12 magical terraces invite you



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Auberge les Chatons
 

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