Swiss Mad, NOT Swiss Made

Million dollar-plus watch is made of cheese

Swiss Mad, NOT Swiss Made

A $1.072 million watch seems pricey by any standards, but one such timepiece, enrobed with cheese, has been designed more as a statement than functional arm candy.

Created in Switzerland by Swiss watchmakers with Swiss materials, the Swiss Mad Watch is unique, symbolic and irreverent. It’s purpose? Made with actual Swiss cheese, the watch was maker H. Moser & Cie’s attempt at critiquing the shortcomings of a revised Swiss Made watch label that requires 60 percent of watch components to be of Swiss origin.

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Vancouver’s Salt Tasting Room

Brave the alley and find a treasure trove of cheese pairings

Vancouver’s Salt Tasting Room

To get to Salt Tasting Room in Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood, one must venture down a cobblestoned backstreet nicknamed Blood Alley. Located in the oldest part of the city, the alleyway’s name may conjure up frightening images of nefarious pirates or gun-wielding gangsters from Gastown’s past, but the moniker’s real origin is not that scary at all. Neither is the short walk to Salt.

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