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Liechtensteiner cuisine is the cuisine of Liechtenstein. The cuisine is diverse and has been influenced by the cuisine of nearby countries, particularly Switzerland and Austria, and is also influenced by Central European cuisine. Cheeses and soups are integral parts of Liechtensteiner cuisine. Milk products are also commonplace in the country's cuisine, due to an expansive dairy industry. Common vegetables include greens, potatoes and cabbage. Widely consumed meats include beef, chicken and pork. The consumption of three meals a day is commonplace, and meals are often formal.

Common foods and dishes

Muesli is a common breakfast dish in Liechtensteiner cuisine
  • Asparagus is frequently used
  • Bread
  • Hafalaab – a soup with ham or bacon and cornmeal dumplings
  • Kasknopfl – small dumplings topped with cheese or onions
  • Liver
  • Muesli – uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts that have been soaked in water or juice
  • Pastries
  • Ribel – a grain
  • Rösti – a dish prepared with coarsely grated potato that is fried. It may include regional variations that utilize additional ingredients
  • Sandwiches
  • Saukerkas – a cheese produced in Liechtenstein
  • Schnitzel – a breaded cutlet dish made with boneless meat thinned with a mallet.
  • Smoked meats
  • Torkarebl – a porridge dish that resembles dumplings
  • Wurst – smoked sausages
  • Yogurt

Common beverages

  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Milk – consumed as a beverage by many Liechtensteiners
  • Wine
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