Swiss cuisine is fairly straight-forward. It is also heavily influenced by French, Italian and German cuisine. Meat is expensive and used sparingly. This is a typical economical hot-pot for 4 persons. The Swiss, by preference, would use veal for this, or the Swiss goat meat they are very fond of, but tender pork would do equally well. Switzerland prides itself on its dairy products -- in the lovely countryside the cows are everywhere! So they use dairy products lavishly, and their veal comes, of course, from the fact that a dairy cow has to calve every year to keep her in milk.