Walliser Roggenbrot

Swiss Sourdough Rye Bread from the Valais

Preparation info
  • Makes


    15-18 cm round loaf
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Nick Malgieri's Bread

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2012

  • About

The mountainous areas of the Valais canton in the middle west of Switzerland are home to commercial vineyards located at the highest altitude in Europe outside the village of Visperterminen. The mountains aren’t suitable for growing wheat, so rye is the grain of choice for bread baking in the Valais. Walliser roggenbrot is protected by an AOC designation, which means that it may only be sold as such if it meets the standards set out by the Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture. The rec