a VirtualTourist member from London
I have an allergy to cows' dairy produce, but enjoy goat or sheep dairy. Can I buy goat dairy products or alternatively soya milk in the supermarkets or any other store in Zermatt?
Yes, but do you really want to go out of your way and waste time on vacation looking for goat or soya milk? Forget about this issue and drink water! Dont sweat the small stuff!
Presumably you will want to try the wonderful cheese in Switzerland. There will be a good choice of goat-milk cheese and sheep-milk cheese. They are labeled but it might be good to ask. If you're in a restaurant, they won't be labeled so ask your waiter and be sure he understands. Most of our waiters in Switzerland were young French who spoke very good English.
As far as milk, I have no idea but we found the groceries very well stocked so my assumption would be that you'll have no trouble . . . and water or wine are great substitutes.
Thanks - I'll certainly look out for goat and sheep cheeses in the supermarket. Wine and water as milk substitutes? Hmm - neither really appeals with breakfast cereals, or in tea. I only discovered this allergy a few years ago and I miss things like having a hot chocolate break on the mountain - I usually go for chorle(sp?) these days - apple juice with soda water to make it fizz. :-)
Try Migros supermarket for the soya milk, although I don't know if the Zermatt branch is big enough to have it.
Yes, that was my fear, though from memory it is quite large. Fingers crossed. I don't think I'll try to take it with me this time. In January I found soya milk was available in Belle Plagne which is a much smaller resort in France.
Why not ask them:
Tick at Lebensmittel, then write your question in the big box, write 2x your email address, your name and surname and finally push the button at the bottom called "absenden"
Didn't think about breakfast. That is a problem. You can make hot chocolate with water although it's not nearly as good. How about cereal bars?
I suspect you'll find either goat or soy milk or both.