Friday, November 21, 2008

Cheese cake - Swiss style...

So while we were on the Wine Boats, I saw this little stand and thought - wow, what a great idea! Little cheese cakes. So I ran over and bought one for CHF 4.



And go figure, in the land of Cheese and things Swiss, it wasn't your typical sweet cheesecake, but rather a savory little cheese pie, made with only the most scrumptious cheese.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that this wasn't like a New York Style cheesecake or a European Swiss whatever cheesecake... but I was disappointed it wasn't SWEET. Nevertheless, these babies are good... and rich... and I think they should be called 5 kilo cakes because that is probably what you gain after eating one.

Thank goodness Sarah shared it with me... ;)

7 comments:

M'dame Jo said...

If you want something more like cheesecake the way you mean it - i.e. a dessert (!) - look for something like "quark kuchen" (not sure about the german term) or "gateau au séré". General hint: if something says "cheese" it's probably salty ;)

I bet you were disappointed if you were expecting something sweet!

rösti said...

I think the Heissi part probably should have been a clue, lol. You will also see these called wähe - ... käsewähe, zwiebelwähe, spinatwähe, etc. I guess it's more like quiche than cake... cheesecake is quark kuchen but I dislike cheesecake and *really* dislike quark kuchen, so I can't tell you if it's any good! What you def. do want to eat at a street fair is Apfelchücheli! (also sometimes spelled Öpfelchüücheli)...battered, deep fried apple rings with vanilla sauce...yummm...but let them cool before you sear your mouth on boiling hot apple! Not that I know that from experience, of course, I am always very patient! haha

Susan May said...

I love this little things - the trouble is pronouncing it properly!

sandaleen said...

hi there, you can also buy them in the freezer section at coop in a box to pop in the oven - quite delish and quick...

Jackie said...

Hmm, well, today we went to a Starbucks in Lausanne, seeing as we were freezing, couldn't find anything else open, and craving filter coffee, and they had all sorts of American sweets, including cheesecake! So if you're really needing cheesecake, you could try there.

Also, yes, we did get snow here in Lausanne! Some yesterday, more today, but not much stuck.

Jessica said...

Thanks for the tips everyone! I cannot wait to try some Apfelchüchli, Rösti. I will be on the look out for it at the Weihnachtsmarkets.

I will also have to see about making my own Cheese cake, sweet version, to tame the cravings or going to Starbucks! Thanks for the tip, Jackie.

And don't even get me started on the pronunciation, Susan May. I showed this to a colleague at work and he asked me how I pronounced it and then just laughed and laughed. Oh the hours of entertainment I provide to these Swiss. :)

Anusia said...

Wanted help to trace a swiss recipe for little sponge buns, filled in the middle with creme patisserie and covered in chocolate icing.
I had them in Chateau'doex many years ago but have not found them since.
They looked a little like those round chocolate doughnuts you see in many shops. Thanks for any feedback

 

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