Baselbieter Genusswochen (Baselland’s Indulgence Weeks)
The Baselbieter Genusswochen are all about the enjoyment of food and eating and are designed to showcase the richness of the flavors and the variety of a pleasurable diet—a diet where the products, the person who manufactures or processes them, and the area from which they come all have meaning. The month-long event, which will take place for the 10th time this year in many locations around Baselland, has become very popular and well-attended. Its main goals include bringing awareness to the diversity of food and nutritional cultures, increasing consumer awareness of the quality and seasonality of the products, sensitizing young generations to the simple enjoyment of food and eating together, showing the importance of a diverse and balanced diet for health, preserving culinary traditions, promoting culinary innovations, giving recognition to the craftsmanship and know-how, and enabling visitors to discover quality products.
Every year, a “specialty of the year” is featured during the Genusswochen. For the 2022 edition, it is the cherry—the symbol of agriculture in the Basel area. It is a fitting choice as Baselland is also referred to as “Chirsiland” (cherryland) because of the way the blooming cherry trees transform the hilly region into a fairytale landscape in spring. Moreover, Baselland contributes the largest share to the Swiss cherry harvest—1,000 of the 2,600 tons of domestic cherries comes from Baselland. The Basel region also produces half of the industrial cherries (eg, for canning) and 30% of the cherries used to make Kirsch and other distilled products. During this year’s Baselbieter Genusswochen, numerous interesting events are planned around the cherry. Be sure to visit the gourmet market in Liestal from 08:00-13:00 on Saturday, September 3.
The Baselbieter Genusswochen are for children, young people, men, women, families, and everyone who likes to eat and get to know quality products, taking their time to taste and enjoy. Visit their website for a complete list of all events taking place in each location on each day.