Every year, car enthusiasts and cheese lovers alike gather in Switzerland for the Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting. This unique event is a celebration of all things Saab and fondue, two beloved icons of Swedish and Swiss culture.
The Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting 2023 was held last weekend, and as usual, it drew a large crowd of Saab fans from across Switzerland and beyond. The event took place in a picturesque alpine village, with the Swiss Alps providing a stunning backdrop for the festivities.
The Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting is a one-of-a-kind event that combines the passion for Saab cars with the love of fondue. It is a gathering of like-minded individuals who share a love for Saab vehicles and Swiss cheese.
For over a decade now, Saab enthusiasts from all over Europe have been gathering in the Jura Vaudois region of Switzerland for the Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting. This winter event is all about the simple pleasures of sharing a delicious Neuchâtel-style cheese fondue and socializing with fellow Saab enthusiasts.
The event was first organized in 2011, and it quickly gained popularity, with over 60 participants in the first year. The second year saw even more participants, with around 100 people attending from across Europe. Since then, the event has continued to draw between 50 and 100 participants from all over the continent.
The Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting has always been a convivial and informal gathering, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The main event takes place on Saturday night, where participants share a traditional cheese fondue at the Restaurant de la Vieille Fontaine, owned by the legendary Mariette, in the picturesque valley of Côty in the Jura Neuchâtelois.
The event began with a meet and greet where attendees had the opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide variety of Saab cars. From classic Saab 900s to modern Saab 9-3s, there was no shortage of beautiful cars to admire.
The highlight of the Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting, however, was undoubtedly the fondue. Attendees were treated to a delicious spread of Swiss cheese fondue, served in traditional Swiss caquelons. The fondue was accompanied by a selection of crusty bread, cured meats, and of course, Swiss wine.
While the Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting is primarily a celebration of Saab cars and fondue, it is also a chance for enthusiasts to socialize and make new connections. Attendees had the opportunity to chat with other Saab enthusiasts, swap stories and tips, and share their love for these iconic Swedish cars.
The event’s success is due to the organizers’ passion for Saab cars and their desire to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere for like-minded enthusiasts. Attendees have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide variety of Saab cars, from classic models to modern vehicles.
Over the years, the event has grown in popularity, with the number of participants exceeding 100 in recent years. In 2015, the event moved to the town of Vallorbe in the Jura Vaudois region, and it has been held there ever since.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting was unable to take place in 2022. However, the organizers did not let the pandemic get in the way of their passion for Saab cars and fondue. They organized the event on a smaller scale throughout the year, with limited numbers of participants.
The Saab Swiss Fondue Meeting is a unique event that brings together Saab enthusiasts from all over Europe to celebrate their love for Saab cars and cheese fondue. It is a convivial and relaxed gathering, where participants can socialize, share stories and tips, and make new connections.