Economy passengers flying with Swiss International Air Lines across European countries can now savor cheese fondue in the air since Dec. 1st.
In the past, fondue had been an occasional option in premium cabins on Swiss. Now, for the first time, economy class passengers can also enjoy fondue - an iconic dish of Swiss cuisine - on flights out of Geneva, according to The Local. The airline is renewing its recently launched Swiss Saveurs menu concept, which allows passengers across cabins to order gourmet à la carte food, drink and snack options inspired by traditional Swiss dishes. The à la carte menu is more than impressive, making up for the loss of free sandwiches.
The fondue was created according to the traditional recipe - 50% Vacherin Fribourgeois and 50% Gruyère cheese, and is served alongside bread for dipping. It is available for a price of 17 Swiss Francs (about $17) on flights from Geneva to Malaga, Athens, Stockholm, Moscow, Gothenburg, Hurghada, Lisbon, and St. Petersburg. It can be accompanied by a traditional charcuterie board with dried meats, cured ham, and Gruyère salami. The new menu also includes fresh sandwiches and salads, a leek quiche, Swiss hot chocolate, and bircher muesli.
New menu options also include freshly baked pain au lait served with a Cailler chocolate bar, and a Carac tartlet, a tartlet made with shortcrust pastry and filled with dark chocolate praline before being topped with bright green frosting.
Passengers looking to purchase the local dishes can pay for them directly on the flight. All products from the SWISS Saveurs menu have been carefully selected to ensure a unique culinary experience. Part of the selection, developed in collaboration with the Geneva subsidiary Globus, offers products that are freshly made on a daily basis using local and seasonal ingredients. As for economy class passengers traveling in higher fare classes, they still receive a light snack out of Geneva.
Should you want to enjoy an-in flight gourmet meal while flying with Swiss International Air Lines, discover the full menu here.