This page proposes a calendar of some of the more interesting gastronomic, gourmet foodie and wine tasting events in Switzerland. Please use our contact form to suggest an additional event that would delight food and wine lovers of Switzerland and that should be included on this page.

Gastronomic, Foodie & Wine Tasting Events and Fairs Switzerland

!!! Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus situation, all events are possibily subject to cancellation or to be postponed !!!

St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, St. Moritz, January 31 – February 8 2020

The St. Moritz Gourmet Festival is a week-long foodie event that takes place every January in the the Upper Engadine area of the canton of Grison (Graubünden). At the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, you will discover culinary delights and fine cuisine cooked by the executive chefs from the festival partner hotels and top-class chefs from Europe and Asia. Website for the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival:

Cheese Festival Basel, January 25 2020

At the Cheese Festival Basel, various cheese dairies offer their milk and cheese specialties. The unique ambience and the wide range of specialties make the cheese festival unique. The show dairy offers the opportunity to participate in the production of cheeses and watch the cheese over the shoulders. Cow milking is an entertaining experience for all ages. Also in the market hall fine cheese dishes are offered. Website for the Cheese Festival Basel:

ChocAltitude, Crans-Montana, February 29 – March 1 2020

The Choc’Altitude chocolate fair in Crans-Montana brings together the best chocolate makers of Switzerland in Valais. They share their art and passion for this profession and for chocolate at the Crans-Montana Congress Center. Many activities are planned such as chocolate tastings, an exhibition of chocolate sculptures, stories for young and old, or chocolate creation workshops for children. Website for ChocAltitude Crans-Montana:

San Pellegrino Sapori Ticino, April 8 – June 16 2019

San Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is a fine cuisine and gastronomic festival that offers a wide range of events for all tastes, mainly in Lugano but also with events in Zurich and Geneva. It welcomes venues designed by world-class architects that will host some festival dinners alongside several ‘special’ evenings where world-class chefs will prepare excellent food coupled with magnificent wines that will make for memorable foodie evenings. Website for San Pellegrino Sapori Ticino:

EXPOVINA Spring, Zurich, May 7-14 2020

The EXPOVINA Spring edition in Zurich provides. What makes a visit to EXPOVINA Zurich a solid event on the agenda of all wine lovers from the Zurich area? More than 80 producers and wine merchants offered more than 2000 wines for tasting and, of course, for sale, in the attractive setting of the Giessereihalle at PULS 5 in Zurich West. Website for the EXPOVINA wine fair:

FOOD ZURICH, Zurich, May 7-17 2020

FOOD ZURICH is a foodie festival that is putting the rich culinary variety of Zurich front and center with a network of more than 100 events. For instance, the chefs from several five-star hotels and the FOOD ZURICH executive board are battling it out to see who makes the best sausage. FOOD ZURICH also hosts the famous ChefAlps International Cooking Summit. Website for FOOD ZURICH:

Schweizer Weintage, Basel, May 14-15 2020

During the Schweizer Weintage (Swiss Wine Days) in Basel, the best wines from all areas of Switzerland are presented and celebrated – from the Basler Pinot to the Ticino Merlot, from the Chasselas from the Vaud to the Spitzengewächs from the Bündner Herrschaft. All type of Swiss wines can be tasted during the Schweizer Weintage (Swiss Wine Days) in Basel , the best wines from all areas of Switzerland are presented and celebrated – from the Basler Pinot to the Ticino Merlot, from the Chasselas from the Vaud to the Spitzeng, natural wine or conventionally pressed, from an ambitious newcomer winery or a winegrower legend. Website for the Schweizer Weintage, Basel:

ChefAlps International Cooking Summit, Zurich, May 19-20 2019 (next event in May 2021)

The ChefAlps International Cooking Summit invites in Zurich renowned top master chefs that will be showcasing their cuisine skills live on stage. Between presentations, the 1,300 visitors will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with exquisite products, as well as gain information on the latest culinary and gastronomic trends. Website for the ChefAlps International Cooking Summit:

Open Cellars Geneva (Caves Ouvertes Genève), May 16 2020 (postponed)

During the Open Cellars Geneva , close to 90 winegrowers from the canton of Geneva welcome you for a day of discovery of the wines of Geneva whose vineyards size makes it the third canton of wine in Switzerland. Take this opportunity to discover the great wineries of Geneva located in countryside or the lake shores. Website for the Open Cellars Geneva (Caves Ouvertes Genève):

Veggie Week, Geneva & Switzerland, June 2020

The Veggie Week is a gastronomic event born in Geneva and now expanded in the whole Switzerland. It aims to put the spotlight on gastronomic vegetarian creations from the best Swiss chefs with the participation of many Michelin starred restaurants. It is aimed at vegetarians or vegans, as well as at carnivores and gastronomic flexitarians who wish to discover tasty dishes that honor, especially for this occasion, the stars of the vegetable garden. Website for the Veggie Week:

Veggie Week, Geneva & Switzerland

Miam Festival Lausanne, June 8-9 2019 (cancelled in 2020)

The Miam Festival is an event organized in the center of Lausanne. It is part of a series of events for foodies that take place in Lausanne from Spring to Autumn under the label “Lausanne à Table”. During the Miam Festival, many food trucks and other food artisans present their culinary offering at the center of Lausanne around the Place de la Riponne. There are also cooking masterclasses and special events for the kids. Website for the Miam Festival Lausanne:

Zürcher Weine Goin’ Downtown, July 2 2020

During the Zürcher Weine Goin’ Downtown event, around 40 Zurich winegrowers offer selected top wines in the cloister of the Fraumünster, directly on the Limmat in Zurich, where it is pleasantly cool even in midsummer. Discover the different flavours of Riesling-Silvaner, Pinot Noir, Räuschling, Sauvignon Blanc or Zweigelt. This summery, relaxed outdoor tasting will be rounded off with Zurich specialties. Website for the Zürcher Weine Goin’ Downtown event:

Sentier Gourmand Lavaux, July 5 2020

In the magnificent vineyards landscape that stretch between Lausanne and Vevey, the Sentier Gourmand Lavaux (Lavaux Gourmet Trail) is a easy hiking journey that includes six stages ranging from appetizers to desserts without forgetting the cheeses. At each stage, you can taste wines from the winemaker who welcomes you. As a bonus, you can enjoy a superb view of Lake Geneva and the Alps during your walk in the vineyards.

Website for the Sentier Gourmand Lavaux event:

Taste of Zermatt Kitchen Party, August 21 2020

The Taste of Zermatt Kitchen Party is an event where Zermatt top chefs with a total of 242 Gault&Millau points will come together for a Kitchen Party at Le Petit Cervin and Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. At 17 stations, you will be able to discover and taste seasonal and regional delicacies prepared by the Zermatt chefs and served to you with the very nice wines of Valais. Other foodie events are organized all summer long in Zermatt by Taste of Zermatt. Website for the Taste of Zermatt culinary event:

Open Cellars Vaud (Caves Ouvertes Vaud), August 22-23 2020

More than 300 wineries of the Canton Vaud open the doors to their cellars during the Pentecost weekend. From La Côte to Lavaux, you can enjoy two days of wine tasting in the cellars of the canton of Vaud with your wine tasting pass. Website for the Open Cellars Geneva:

Swiss Tasting Week – Semaine Suisse du Goût – Die Genusswoche – La Settimana del Gusto, September 3-27 2020

The Swiss Tasting Week (Semaine Suisse du Goût, Die Genusswoche, La Settimana del Gusto) is a series of events that happen in all places of Switzerland around food, terroir, wines and cuisine. Each year a famous gastronomic chef is the main promoter of the Swiss Tasting Week and a different region or city is nominated to be the main location for events. Website for the Swiss Tasting Week (Semaine Suisse du Goût, Die Genusswoche, La Settimana del Gusto):

Vinea, Sierre, September 4-5 2020

The Vinea wine fair in Sierre is one of the largest wine fair of Switzerland that takes place in Valais, the most important wine producer area of Switzerland. Some 130 winegrowers will be present around the CFF train station of Sierre to make you discover their wines. Among the many free events planned for the Salon Vinea de Sierre, there is a tasting of Pinots, Merlots and Chasselas. In the company of oenologists, take a tour of the world of wines, all medalists in previous major wine competitions such as the Mondial des Pinots, the Mondial du Merlot and Assemblages, and the Mondial du Chasselas. Website for the Vinea wine fair:

Gourmesse, Zurich, September 10-13 2020

Gourmesse Zurich is a gourmet fair that take place every year in September in Zurich-Oerlikon. Foodies, top chefs, gourmets and connoisseurs from Switzerland come to be inspired by new products at the Gourmesse for more than 20 years, exchanging ideas with manufacturers and like-minded people, and enjoying culinary experiences at over 160 exhibitors, from chocolate to wines, and at the Gourmesse gourmet stage. Website for Gourmesse Zurich

The Swiss Coffee Connection, Lausanne, September 12-22 2019

The Swiss Coffee Connection of Lausanne is a coffee festival open to everyone that aims to bring together coffee lovers and coffee professionals: artisans, roasters, machine builders, baristas and artists-creators, where you will discover or re-discover the craft of these local independents. The Swiss Coffee Connection is the place to exchange, question, discover and experience new flavours. Come enjoy the wide range of special coffee, from the artisan to the cup. Website for the Swiss Coffee Connection:

Genuss Film Festival, Zug, September 17-24 2020

The Genuss Film Festival in Zug is an event that features eight days of film, enjoyment and exciting talks. Genuss means enjoyment in German. Before you can enjoy the culinary delights of top chefs in the enjoyment pavilion on Zug’s lake promenade, feature or documentary films are shown in the Seehof Zug cinema. In the subsequent talk with the cook of the evening, so many exciting secrets come to light. The photo exhibition in the Rathauskeller inn and the Film 4 Kids enjoyment are additional highlights of the Genuss Film Festival in Zug. Website for the Genuss Film Festival:

Kulinata Bern, September 12-18 2020

During the Kulinata event in Bern, more than 40 organizations will take you on a journey of discovery, turning the day into a culinary highlight. Your day will end with a dinner for all senses or an aperitif where you will enjoy fresh foodsave snacks and live music. Website for Kulinata:

Craft Beer Festival Zurich, September 21 2019

The Craft Beer Festival Zurich (Züri Beer Week) is an unique event where the most innovative brewers in Switzerland meet. The festival is intended to convey a unique experience of the current beer culture in Switzerland. Website for the Craft Beer Festival Zurich/Züri Beer Week:

Basel Wine Fair (Basler Weinmesse), Basel, October 28 – November 3 2019

During the Basel Wine Fair (Basler Weinmesse), around 100 wine merchants and wine-growers will be bringing about 3500 wines from 23 nations for wine lovers to discover. Anyone who so desires can embark on a tasting journey in a sophisticated atmosphere, with wines guaranteed to suit every taste – from the exotic wines of Armenia, via Italy and Spain, right through to French and Swiss wines. Website for the Basel Wine Fair (Basler Weinmesse):

EXPOVINA Winter, Zurich, October 31 – November 14 2019

The EXPOVINA Winter edition in Zurich provides the opportunity to taste more than 4000 wines on board the “Wyschiffs”. 120 winemakers and wine merchants await you on boats docked in the heart of Zurich. What makes a visit to EXPOVINA Zurich a solid event on the agenda of all wine lovers from the Zurich area? Certainly the variety of the offer as well as the opportunity to discover something new. To be advised by the competent staff at the 170 booths. In a friendly circle to taste, compare and enjoy. Website for the EXPOVINA wine fair:


Swiss Wine Tasting, Zurich, December 2 2019

The Zurich Swiss Wine Tasting is and remains the largest wine exhibition in Switzerland. Nowhere else can visitors gain a better overview of the current work of Swiss winegrowers and wineries. With around 150 exhibitors from all parts of the country, the Zurich Swiss Wine Tasting even showcase wines from all six winegrowing areas of Switzerland (Valais, Vaud, Geneva, Three Lakes Region, German-speaking Switzerland and Ticino). The wine-growing cantons of Grisons (23 companies), Zurich (16), Vaud (22), Valais (22) and Ticino (16) are particularly well represented. Website for the Swiss Wine Tasting Zurich event:

Swiss Wine Tasting, Zurich