Vevey is the Swiss city where Henri (Heinrich) Nestlé (1814-90) developed his patent feed for babies by combining milk with wheat flour from which acid and starch had been removed. The Nestlé Corporation has for some years sponsored the Alimentarium, which broadly reviews the history of the foods we eat. In 2016 it opened a museum to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Henri Nestlé’s achievement, part of which is located in his original factory. Visitors can learn something of Nestlé’s own life and achievements, and of the many other food products with which the Nestlé Corporation has been involved, chocolate, coffee, Maggi seasonings and Thomy mayonnaise. The displays pose broad questions about world food supplies and the nature of innovation. Visitors are able to take refreshments in the pleasant surroundings of the Café Henri, and joint tickets can be purchased for the museum and the Alimentarium.

Chaussée de la Guinguette 10
CH-1800 Vevey
+41 (0) 21 - 9244040

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