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Fresh Cream with Meringue

Hello. While living in Basel, I drove to Bern and stopped at a beautiful roadside stop where I had fresh cream that was whipped and it was served with a meringue "cookie".

Does anyone one know what this cream is called?
Is 'doppelrahm' exactly what I am looking for?

Reason for asking: I have friends that are coming to CH soon and I wanted them to try this fantastic Swiss product but I didn't know what it was called for them to look for it.

And if by chance anyone knows the name/address of that roadside auto stop, that would be wonderful. There was a lake nearby this autostop.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Fresh Cream with Meringue

I would hazard a guess at it being Creme double de Gruyeres. Very popular with meringues and fresh raspberries.
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Re: Fresh Cream with Meringue

It really is delicious, popular in west Switzerland,

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Re: Fresh Cream with Meringue

WOW! Such a quick reply!! THANK YOU!!!!
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Hello. While living in Basel, I drove to Bern and stopped at a beautiful roadside stop where I had fresh cream that was whipped and it was served with a meringue "cookie".

Does anyone one know what this cream is called?
Is 'doppelrahm' exactly what I am looking for?
Yupp. Normal Swiss double cream has a fat content of ~32% which is perfect for whipping. IMO it's best without any sugar added, especially with a meringue, so I'm often disappointed to get sweetened stuff, and worse yet the type that's just frothed up with gas so the cream content is very low.

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I would hazard a guess at it being Creme double de Gruyeres. Very popular with meringues and fresh raspberries.
Even better than whipped cream. But if whipped cream is what the OP's looking for then this isn't the stuff. Too high a fat content (45%?) so it's already thick and won't whip up properly.
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Thank you for the link!!! And the quick reply. Now I can show my friends what to look for.

To Everyone in Reply,

I lived in Basel and loved every single minute of it from 2003-2005. My project ended so I returned but during my stay, you have no idea how I wish that I knew of this kind of website while I was there. I was at times desperate and had no means of getting the answers that I wanted at that time.

Thank you for your (very very quick) replies and thank goodness for this group.

Cheers,
Jim

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Even better than whipped cream. But if whipped cream is what the OP's looking for then this isn't the stuff. Too high a fat content (45%?) so it's already thick and won't whip up properly.
Based on his description I doubt very much if the cream was actually whipped, I think it's far more likely to be the very thick Gruyeres cream.
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