Epic Europe

CULINARY COURSE

 

The food traditions of Switzerland are as varied as the 4 national languages, from the alpine staples of cheese specialties and dried meats to the near Mediterranean dishes of Ticino, we are continuously surprised by the gastronomic diversity of this tiny nation. And the local chefs, artisan bakers, butchers and small-scale wine makers are the most passionate instructors.

 

Learn the intricacies of Swiss charcuterie (saucisson, viande sechée, jambon cru) with a third-generation butcher, Forage for wild mushrooms with a local expert and prepare a harvest feast with the days bounty, make your own chocolates in the atelier of award winning Chocolatier Suisse Philippe Pascoët. An afternoon, a full day course or a week filled with culinary discovery, Epic Europe can create a custom learning experience to suit your tastes. Or partake in one of our special limited-edition group trips offered according to our current obsessions. Past itineraries have been offered in Piedmont and Tuscany with our partners in Italy, and special guest chefs for a week of farm-to-table preparations and dining. 

Highlights

  • Forage for wild mushrooms with a local expert and prepare a harvest feast with the days bounty
  • Learn the intricacies of Swiss charcuterie (saucisson, viande sechée, jambon cru) with a third-generation butcher
  • Make your own chocolates in the atelier of award winning Chocolatier Suisse Philippe Pascoët
  • Partake in the
  • Visit local farmers markets to discover regional produce and unique local specialties
  • Combine with the Semaine du Goût which takes place in mid-September: a nationwide celebration of all things edible: from Absinthe to Boudin to the Swiss German Leckerli, a fantastic opportunity to discover the culinary variety of Switzerland
 
 

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WHAT WE DO

Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.


Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA

PROCESS

Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 


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