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 Jura & Three-Lakes the word “terroir” takes on a real meaning. The uniqueness of its Jurassic soils, the lush pastures of its valleys and gentle slopes down to the lakes lend a true local identity to the products of the region. 
 
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":

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

 
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Damassine
Damassine. © Guillaume Perret
Tête de Moine
Tête de Moine. © Guillaume Perret
Terroir à savourer
Terroir à savourer. © Guillaume Perret
Terroir à savourer
Terroir à savourer. © Guillaume Perret
Terroir à savourer
Terroir à savourer. © Guillaume Perret
Damassine
Damassine. © Guillaume Perret
 

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Concours suisse des produits du terroir

Event "Terroir"

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

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

Bellelay celebrates the famous Tête de Moine cheese!

A cosy wine festival in the heart of the picturesque winegrowing village of Ligerz.

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

A unique experience that embodies Neuchâtel's gastronomic traditions

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

Wine festival in the streets of La Neuveville.

Do not miss out on the most important agricultural manifestation of the bernese Jura.

A full-on chocolate happening that will delight all gourmets!