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.
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.
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.
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.
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″.
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":
Fondation rurale interjurassienne
Facebook Terroir Jura Région
Neuchâtel – Vins et Terroir
Seeland agricultural organization