Gammer Cholera

Swiss potato & cheese pie from Goms in the Valais

Preparation info
  • Makes one 23 cm pie, about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

No one seems to really know how this delicious pie came to be named after a disease. One flimsy explanation states that people stayed indoors and cooked what they had, rather than venturing out to do food shopping during the 1830 cholera epidemic. The village of Goms in the Upper Valais is also well known for the quality of the cheese produced there, but any real Swiss raclette cheese will do nicely. This makes an excellent brunch or lunch dish served with a salad and then some sorbet and c