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Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

Gourmesse is a gourmet food exhibition at the Zürich Kongreshaus from Friday 9th - Monday 12th October. It's aimed at both the trade (restaurants and delis etc) but also the public. Lots of cooking demonstrations from top chefs, free tastings of speciality foods, wine and whisky etc. and seminars.

Lots of exhibitors from Italy this year and I'll be there representing Cropwell Bishop Stilton and British Cheese in general.

Home page is here (only in German)
The seminars and other info are listed on this pdf catalogue
The show is organised by Salz & Pfeffer magazine

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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

I may definately be up for that on the Saturday of that weekend... i'll go absolutely starving to make for the best experience.
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A small bump. We will be on stand 127 and Sunday afternoon I will be hosting a Seminar from 1.30 - 2.30 to explain why British Cheese has a bad reputation (with some people) and why it's not deserved!

We will have 10 Irish and almost 40 British cheeses to try including 5 very different cheddars, 10 different Blues and a big selection of sheep and goat milk cheeses, and Bob will be supplying some of his real ale to wash the cheese down.
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A small bump. We will be on stand 127 and Sunday afternoon I will be hosting a Seminar from 1.30 - 2.30 to explain why British Cheese has a bad reputation (with some people) and why it's not deserved!

We will have 10 Irish and almost 40 British cheeses to try including 5 very different cheddars, 10 different Blues and a big selection of sheep and goat milk cheeses, and Bob will be supplying some of his real ale to wash the cheese down.
I'll be coming just for your stand ! Sounds amazing mate.
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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

Aghhh must read dates properly... what a plonk.

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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

Thanks a lot for this info! Is it mostly all about tasting and educating or can one also buy on the spot..?
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Thanks a lot for this info! Is it mostly all about tasting and educating or can one also buy on the spot..?
A bit of everything. some stands won't be selling, just exhibiting to the trade but I'll have plenty of cheese and chutney's to sell.... it's costing a small fortune for the stand so I better sell a lot!

Mr Richdog... were you standing in the queue a long time before you realised? I did see your original comment on my phone in London and didn't have time to reply. Hope to see you there this weekend
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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

Great! I loved going to the Good Food Show every year. I hoping this will be just as fun!
Thanks!
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A small bump. We will be on stand 127 and Sunday afternoon I will be hosting a Seminar from 1.30 - 2.30 to explain why British Cheese has a bad reputation (with some people) and why it's not deserved!

We will have 10 Irish and almost 40 British cheeses to try including 5 very different cheddars, 10 different Blues and a big selection of sheep and goat milk cheeses, and Bob will be supplying some of his real ale to wash the cheese down.
British cheese a bad reputation ? Not really. I already back in autumn 1972 in London realized that standard Cheddar just is like Emmenthaler without holes.
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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

Bump. End of day one and I'm exhausted, but loads of really good food and drink stands including free beer. I'm sandwiched between a champagne stand and a chap selling (an giving free tastings) of real Canadian maple syrup. SwissBob informs me that there is a top curry stand on the ground floor, must try to find time for that tomorrow.
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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

See you tomorrow!
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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

Coming this evening - a friend is also working on the Slow Food stand - looking forward to trying some good food - and stocking up on stilton!
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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

Gah one of my Gourmesse partners has selfishly gone on holiday this weekend, and the other has a cold and won't leave the house. I don't want to miss out on sheeps cheese and real ale... was anyone thinking of trundling down by themselves?

EDIT - Food croney found. Im hungry now and am going to make sure I am near-starving by the time I go, think i'll get there for 12:30 or so. Must buy sheep cheese... *drool*

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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 9th - 12th

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to explain why British Cheese has a bad reputation (with some people)
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My German girlfriend calls English cheese Kinderkäse. Probably my own fault for importing bogstandard Waitrose mild White Stilton and Apricots and Wensleydale and cranberries this time for a change.
I need to offer some variety going though and not just keep pointing to vintage mature cheddar for a great cheese.

But I didn't know English cheese had a particularly bad reputation. I used to think England produced the best hard cheese there was, but then I discovered Italy.
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Re: Gourmesse - Zürich, October 5-8, 2012

Just bumping this thread. The culinary fair is on, again!

I have just been there, the first time, and can really recommend it. Food (including wine) from all over the world, of course with a focus on Switzerland and neighboring countries, but also from South Africa, the US or Japan. Lots of things to try and buy, at an entrance fee of CHF 20 (students CHF 10). To be honest, I was a bit overwhelmed with all the cheese, the hams, the jams, the olive oils and, and, and. But there were also very special stands, such as one with dozens of syrups (actually made in Zurich) or one with American meat sauces. Grumpygrapefruit, are you participating, as well?

Here is a link to their website: http://www.gourmesse.ch/ , which contains a list of the participants.

Have fun!
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