Capuns – A Traditional Dish from the Swiss Alps with Corina Cathomen and Bill Robichaud


Learn to make this delectable dish from the Swiss Alps from Corina Cathomen, a Romansh native from Graubünden; with assistance from Barneveld neighbor, Bill Robichaud.

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Date: August 14, 2021

1 pm – 4 pm Central Time

Skill Level: All

Class Registration Fee:  Early Bird – by July 23, 2021: $40.00

After July 23, 2021: $45.00

Learn about life & cooking traditions in the canton of Graubünden, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Did you know that Switzerland has four official languages?  In addition to German, French and Italian, the language of  Romansh is spoken by fewer than 40,000 people, in the Alps.  Learn about Romansh life & culture while learning to make your own capuns, a traditional mountain dish rolled in Swiss chard leaves. Capuns recipes are handed down by families from generation to generation – each family has their own way to make capuns.  Corina Cathomen, a Romansh native from Graubünden, will teach her family recipe.  At the end of the course the class will sit down together for a light meal of capuns, and more discussion about traditional Swiss mountain life and culture.

Students need to bring the following supplies:  Tupperware to bring home extras. Cooking apron. If you grow Swiss chard, you can bring your own.

Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class): $10.00 to cover cost of flour, eggs, landjäger/salsiz, chard, cheese, and butter.

Lead instructor Corina Cathomen was born and grew up in a mountain village in the Swiss Alps, close to nature, where she learned traditions and cooking from her mother and her aunts.  She is a native speaker of Romansh. She first visited Wisconsin as a teen-ager, and fell in love with the land where many of her compatriots emigrated to and found a new home. She now lives near Zürich (but still has a family home in the Alps) and teaches German and Romansh for adults. Whenever possible she spends time back in her mountain village and also in Wisconsin, where her partner, and capuns teaching assistant, Bill Robichaud, lives on a farm near Barneveld.

​Bill will also be teaching a class on making kimchi and sauerkraut in November – just in time for your harvest.  More info HERE

And if you would like more information on how Bill has managed to stay out of the grocery store for over a year, visit his blog at: