Black Truffles

October 9, 2013 in Food

Black Truffles In Switzerland

Although France and Italy are world renown for their famous White and Black Truffles, Switzerland also is a known location where the “Black Diamonds” can be found. The Tuber Uncinatum can be found in most regions of Switzerland and have an aroma that is extremely fine. There is another “Truffle” in Switzerland, but those are made by the Chocolatiers and Confectioner…

Black Truffles Switzerland

The Truffles are searched for between the months of October right through to the end of January.Many years ago a female pig was used to search for Truffles but usually once found, the Truffle became the pigs food, eaten before the handler could get to the prized delicacy.

Today, most Truffles are located with the help of a specially trained dog as canines have an extraordinary perception of smells and odors. It has been said that any dog breed can be taught to discover Truffles, but there are some breeds that excel over others. Most notably are the following breeds who are as well used for narcotics detection, bomb detection, agriculture detection, etc. The most famous “Truffle Dog” breed is the Lagotto Romagnolo a medium sized dog with a heavy coat of hair. Other breeds used to search for Truffles are Belgium Malinois and more common is the Hungarian Vizsla which is a very versatile hunting dog.

There is a website dedicated to “Hunting Black Truffles” in Switzerland which describes in words and images the birth and training of a female Vizsla puppy named “Tuli” and their search for Black Truffles..

Vizsla puppies

Also well known in Switzerland is the legendary “Truffle King” Fredy Balmer from the Canton Jura.

His first contact with truffles had been as an apprentice cook. Fredy Balmer has since then been involved with Black Treuffles , be it looking with his two dogs, Tomi & Zizou or in the manufacturing and preparation of homemade truffle delicacies.  Over 40 years Fredy Balmer has been enjoying his passion for the black diamonds.


Yoghurt Flying High – Swiss Milk Products

October 1, 2013 in Milk Products

Swiss Dairy products

are one of the most well known products that Switzerland is famous for throughout the world.

The Emmi Group located in the Canton of Lucerne of Switzerland produces 47 different sorts of dairy products, 21 varieties of swiss made cheese and 11 different sorts of ice cream. From coffee cream to sourcream, butter, milk drinks, yoghurt, curd and desserts, Emmi supplies its Swiss products to many major international airlines for their 1st and Business Class customers.

Emmi is the largest Swiss milk processor and one of the most innovative premium dairies in Europe. In Switzerland, Emmi focuses on the development, production and marketing of a full range of dairy and fresh products as well as the production, ageing and trading of primarily Swiss cheeses. Outside Switzerland, Emmi concentrates on brand concepts and specialities in European and North American markets.

Air carriers like Singapore Airlines, Swiss Air, Cathay Pacific and others have emphasized the importance to include high quality food products from appointed destinations for their flying passengers.

Yoghurt Made In Switzerland
Flying into Switzerland for example, passengers are treated to such Swiss Swiss milk products from Emmi like yoghurt and Swiss Cheese.

Famous Swiss Cheeses produced by Emmi include the following cheeses

Culinary aficionados  throughout the world know that Switzerland has been producing unique cheeses for centuries and are masters in what they make.

Famous Swiss cheeses are usually named after the region of Switzerland in where they are traditionally made. Sbrinz, Luzerner, Tilsiter, Appenzeller, Emmentaler, Gruyère are some of the better known ones which are exported worldwide.

Fondue and Raclette In Switzerland

Swiss Cheese Fondue

Cheese Fondue and Raclette are very tasty traditional meals originating in Switzerland and is traditionally made with a variety of cheeses mixed together.

To find out more about milk products made in Switzerland and the nutritional values and tips on eating for a healthier life visit Emmis Nutrition section on their website


March 30, 2013 in Sporting Goods

Snowboards Made In Switzerland

Since the beginning of Snowboarding in the Swiss Alps, there  have been many Swiss pioneers noted for the development of Alpine snowboards and related gear.

Being centrally located to the famous Swiss Alps where one can snowboard all year round, many famous snowboard brands have their roots in Switzerland. Pro riders collaborate with many snowboard designers located in Switzerland to further the advancement in snowboard technology such as snowboard boot bindings, snowboard boots, and most important is snowboard safety gear. Besides involvement in design and development of high tech snowboards, the companies in Switzerland are also involved in fashionable riders clothing, masks, goggles, glasses, and snowboarding pants.

Best Nidecker SnowboardOne of the better known brands in Switzerland for Snowboards and accessories is the company “Nidecker

Nidecker snowboards offer boards in the following snowboard lengths/sizes…

158, 163, 163 XL, 167 XL, 153, 155, 157, 157 XL, 159 and as well custom freestyle snowboard sizes for large people, and smaller custom versions for kids who want to ride snowboards.

Freestyle Boards for Racing & Competition

Advanced technology has certainly been a blessing to the advancement of technical freestyle snowboarding as Snowboard competitions draw large crowds for a winter sport. Some of the best snowboards for freestyle competition are made in Switzerland, including such famous and well known brands like “SnowBlind” which make made to order, custom hand made snowboards, per specification.

Best Kessler Snowboard

Another well known Snowboard manufacturer is the company “Kessler” which pride themselves in both Snowboards and Skis for both racing and alpine competition. The Kessler Snowboard company develops a customised product for a professional rider and premium-prototype snowboards for serial production.

The shapes of Swiss made snowboards has evolved over the years, integrating both high technology and new materials which offer the manufacturers endless possibilities to transform high quality woods into top quality,Olympic quality snowboards. As always, the aforementioned companies strive in “Swiss Quality” with all of their products.

Now, going onto amazing Swiss Made Boards, this company makes both custom Skateboards & Snowboards from Pumpkin Snowboards, where you can design your very own custom snowboard or skate deck. Personalized, custom snowboards made after your wishes for personal use or marketing purposes.

Pumpkin Snowboards


Professional Tattoo Machines

February 15, 2013 in Machinery

Tattooing is popular the world over and there are an amazing number of tattoo suppliers from all over the world now.

This article is about…

Swiss made, custom handcrafted, professional tattoo machines and equipment.

Tattooed name lettering

Professional tattoo equipment has been mostly designed and developed by the tattoo artists themselves who looked for ways to improve their abilities.

Today, tattoo equipment can be bought online from Asian suppliers who mostly offer cheap and inferior products, usually copies from well known tattoo equipment brands.

Professional tattoo artists who are serious about their work and quality of the material and tattoo machines only purchase their equipment through professional tattoo supply companies.

Swiss Made Tattoo Machine

When it comes to Swiss Quality

Tattoo machine builder and artist Kaco from Fribourg, Switzerland has built a strong client following with his handmade, custom tattoo machines.

Using a variety of materials like steel, cast iron, bronze, and brass, Kaco machine frames are designed with the tattoo artist in mind.

tattoo machine switzerland

Hand wound coils, Blue Steel Springs, high tech machined parts…

Swiss Made With Love

And made with ” TLC”, Kaco tattoo machines are worth every Swiss Franc spent as these machines will last a lifetime. Liners and Shaders are sold separately or as a set., these are “professional tattoo machines” and are dangerous in the hands of a person with no tattooing experience.

liner shader tattoo machine set

You can order directly from Kaco Tattoo Supply on his website

Sales are worldwide and you must be a professional tattoo artist to purchase any equipment.