What is Croûte au Fromage?

Posted on June 11, 2013. Filed under: Switzerland, Tour du Mont Blanc, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Travel - TMB Croute 1      Travel - TMB Croute 2

When you hike through Praz de Fort and Issert on the Tour du Mont Blanc you will be surprised that there are not more shops catering to hikers.  They say 10,000 people hike the TMB every year and yet, in these towns we found only 1 small bar/grille available for lunch.  We chose well based on a recommendation from fellow hikers to get Croûte au Fromage, a common Swiss dish.  (Later, others said they chose things that were awful with something like dog food in it!!)  Anyway, this delightful and hearty dish really hit the spot right before the mushroom hike.  We ordered one and split it.  Toasted bread under melted cheese with egg, pickled onions and cornichons.  Conveniently easy to split as you can see.  I think a whole order would have been too heavy on the stomach before that next portion of hiking, but splitting this felt perfect with a beer to wash it down.  It was a great day to sit out on the patio in front of the place and watch the quiet world go by.  If you follow the link above and try making this yummy dish let me know how it turns out!

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