'It's An Awful Lot of Cheese!' Richard Ayoade and Frank Skinner Try Fondue In Zurich | Travel Man

  • Published on Sep 11, 2018
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    In the first episode of the new series, Richard and Frank try Zurich's finest hot chocolate, muesli and fondue, but the impending 'carb coma' proves to be too much for our host...
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Comments • 107

  • Channel 4
    Channel 4  9 months ago +62

    Who wishes they could go for a hot chocolate with Richard Ayoade?!
    Watch the FULL episode here: bit.ly/2CISWV7

    • SingenStatt Atmen
      SingenStatt Atmen 9 months ago

      Me! How about you do a competition/drawing for a fan to do a weekend of Travel Man with Richard? I would be over the moon!

    • nob corn
      nob corn 9 months ago

      @Driver McSlice oh shit she must of been with U me whole life tell her I would like to meet the bitch

    • NotNotKenny
      NotNotKenny 9 months ago

      The app isn't available in the US?Adding this to the list of reasons why we are the way we are.

    • Driver McSlice
      Driver McSlice 9 months ago

      I showed your Mum your comment over breakfast!

    • California Bobby
      California Bobby 9 months ago +3

      Upload full episodes on TheXvid maybe? makes life simpler for all of us.

  • Ha Gotcha
    Ha Gotcha 3 days ago


  • Screaming into the darkness

    Europeans are genetically better designed to eat/digest dairy because we have lived that way for thousands of years. The Darker guy may even feel ill if he eats a regular European portion. People of different races have lived in very different environments for ages until just recently. You were handed down certain aspects from your ancestors (good and bad) and they still effect us now.

  • Jake C.
    Jake C. 28 days ago

    That "hot chocolate" is definitely just hot water and instant cocoa powder.

  • mccarthy86
    mccarthy86 Month ago

    You don't have to eat it with bread all the time, we also eat with meat and potato.

  • A N
    A N Month ago

    2:33 Since it ain't called "Fondue Stube", but "Raclette Stube" I have my doubts about that...

  • Abalam de Paimon
    Abalam de Paimon 2 months ago +2

    traditionally, Fondue ( as well as raclette) are consumed during the winter months. An ordinary swiss person seing someone order Fondue on a summer day will instantly flag you a tourist.
    Imagine being out skiing from 8 in the mornign until 4 in the afternoon, sun is going to be gone in the next 30min, your entire body is aching, you're tired, your feet are cold and wet, your hands freezing, you got a mixture of frost bite and sunburn in your face, but above all, you're sooo insanely hungry and your body is screaming for carbs to refuel.
    That's exactly what Fondue is made for. And because you have to stir your bread to cover it in cheese, then slowly rotate it outside the Caquelon for it to cool off, you can be eating for an hour easily, and just slowly stuff yourself.
    My 3 brothers and I, together with mom and dad, would easily eat 3 Kg ( around 6 pounds) of Cheese and still be craving for food. Ahh lovely memories from our wooden Chalet in Braunwald.

  • FilimboUK
    FilimboUK 3 months ago

    They didnt cut the rinds off the cheese before it went n the machine

  • Harry Todhunter
    Harry Todhunter 4 months ago

    Im afraid Franks chatting shit. The modern tea bag was commercially available in 1904. Rectangular ones cam in 1944

  • QuiznosBear
    QuiznosBear 4 months ago

    That's only one cheese, no such thing as too much.
    Friggin melting pot must have some rule though, they always seem to ask you to leave once you hit the fifth pot.

  • George Henry Moore
    George Henry Moore 4 months ago

    Pretty sure it was:
    Lose your piece of bread in the cheese fondue once, and it's five of the best with a stick.
    Lose your piece of bread twice, and it's twenty lashes with a whip. Lose it three times, and it's into the lake with weights tied to your feet.

  • Ken Roberts
    Ken Roberts 5 months ago

    let frank eat his damn cheese

  • irishwench333
    irishwench333 5 months ago

    He never lets anyone finish their meal, he rushes everyone out half way through, what's that about?

  • Amanda Kenneally
    Amanda Kenneally 6 months ago +5

    I feel like I remember seeing Richard speak about Kettle chips coming out with someone else as well, maybe Sara Pascoe? He's a fan of the Kettle chip.

  • jennifer curtis
    jennifer curtis 6 months ago +1

    Love these 2

  • Rejwana Ahmed
    Rejwana Ahmed 6 months ago +5

    I just love the way richard doesn’t even attempt to wrap things up when he’s running out of time, he just leaves 🤣

  • shubhamnew
    shubhamnew 6 months ago +9

    "That was a short meeting" Richard's humor LMAAOOOO XD

  • Devotchka
    Devotchka 7 months ago

    How much cheese is too much cheese?

  • JosephJamesScott
    JosephJamesScott 7 months ago +14

    "So is it true that if you drop your bread into the fondue that you either have to pay for the whole meal or you have to run around naked?"
    "Okay, I've brought money"

  • Fur Queue
    Fur Queue 7 months ago +1

    Travel Man is the last programme from Channel 4 with any credibility

  • 3506Dodge
    3506Dodge 7 months ago +1

    the scarf is precious

  • Petr Shchepilov
    Petr Shchepilov 9 months ago +42

    Is it me or does it feel like Richard likes Frank a little more than an average guest on this program?

  • James Morris
    James Morris 9 months ago +1

    Such a rude host Richard. Never drag your guest away from an unfinished Fondue.

  • Mina M
    Mina M 9 months ago

    “That’s an Awful lot of cheese 🧀"
    There is no such a thing ...

  • Stephen Kaiser
    Stephen Kaiser 9 months ago

    I've had fondue in Zurich. I love cheese but I wouldn't be tempted to try it again. It was boring and smelled terrible. Didn't finish, left hungry.

  • leung
    leung 9 months ago +2

    Unfortunately Café Schober had to close down. They announced it just a few days ago...

  • Granulated
    Granulated 9 months ago

    carb coma from cheese ??!....come on Richard !

    • Papa Shango
      Papa Shango 2 months ago

      You missed the bread they were dipping in? Also lactose = sugar = carbs.

  • Jérémie Ecoffey
    Jérémie Ecoffey 9 months ago +2

    ARE YOU TAKING THE PISS? Cheese fondue was NOT invented in Zürich. Nor is it a typical, traditional dish there. Fondue was invented in isolated chalets when food got scarce and all they had where cheese rinds and stale bread. They had to make do. Fondue is nothing fancy.

    • David Davidson
      David Davidson 7 months ago +3

      Nope. The first written example of cheese fondue is from a zurich published book from 1699. The "rustic origins" you speak of was a directed marketing effort by the Swiss Cheese Union to bolster their cheese sales amongst the working class, who generally thought fondue was a bit snobbish. So they fabricated less ostentatious origins.

  • Jerry Yawning
    Jerry Yawning 9 months ago +1

    Ahahhahahahhah that's where I lived up until 6 months ago! It's so awkward to see Richard in there XD

  • Old Uncle Silas
    Old Uncle Silas 9 months ago +1

    I reckon this was the best episode so far of all of them. Still wish they were longer though

  • gumgum
    gumgum 9 months ago

    1:40 what does Frank say here? It's like eating a crow?

  • Jez Creed
    Jez Creed 9 months ago +8

    “I’ll have to cool down with a pickled onion” could be a new saying to hit the nation......

  • xxxxxxxx yyyyyyyyyyyyy
    xxxxxxxx yyyyyyyyyyyyy 9 months ago

    Frank looks like a failing alcoholic

  • Tom C
    Tom C 9 months ago +5

    I just hear moss shouting
    “too much cheese”

  • caerulea0
    caerulea0 9 months ago +2

    Such a funny combo, their humour quite work together but seems to balance each other out

  • Paul Woelke
    Paul Woelke 9 months ago

    Fondue is a stupid dish made to sell you more cheese.

  • Miss LoLo
    Miss LoLo 9 months ago


  • Snake Plisken
    Snake Plisken 9 months ago +25

    Frank remembers when the titanic went out

  • Caleb Grill
    Caleb Grill 9 months ago +2

    I'm American and I think there is no such thing as too much chocolate it is my favorite confection.

    • Matto niy
      Matto niy 9 months ago

      I mean you're just asking for it..

  • Mina F
    Mina F 9 months ago +13

    Richard is so cute i can’t bear it

  • Cam B
    Cam B 9 months ago +1

    "carb coma" ? But cheese is protein and fat, zero carbs. It's a great food.

    • boyo
      boyo 9 months ago

      well cheese does have carbs though doesn't it, may be a little amount but still valid non the less.

    • Mina F
      Mina F 9 months ago +2

      Cam B hes eating ridiculous amounts of white bread you twonk

  • neisseriagonorrhoeae
    neisseriagonorrhoeae 9 months ago +2

    10 quid for muesli?!

  • bastardo_
    bastardo_ 9 months ago +1

    I love this show :)

  • dita
    dita 9 months ago +134

    "I remember when the tea bag came out" 😅

  • David Portass
    David Portass 9 months ago +6

    reminds me of David Mitchells "too cheesy" fondue moment on 8 out of 10 cats does countdown, soooo funny :)

  • cerealbowl
    cerealbowl 9 months ago

    frank skinner is absolutely better than anyone in the whole world

  • swankyearl
    swankyearl 9 months ago +4

    "I have to order muesli."
    "No, no - Nooonie."

  • 文卓
    文卓 9 months ago +2

    That smile 2:11

  • puckerings
    puckerings 9 months ago +2

    Frank is talking bollocks about the tea bags. They've been around for far longer than 1961.

    • lakelady57
      lakelady57 9 months ago +4

      It was Tetley in 1953 that drove the introduction of tea bags in Britain, but other companies soon caught up. In the early 1960s, tea bags made up less than 3 per cent of the British market, but this has been growing steadily ever since.

    • James Robertson
      James Robertson 9 months ago +1

      Well, I don't really care who it was, but Tetley claim it was them (so don't shoot the messenger). :) www.tetleyteaacademy.co.uk/a-brief-history-of-the-teabag

    • puckerings
      puckerings 9 months ago +1

      That's incorrect. Lipton patented a new type of tea bag in 1952, for example. Who knows how long they used an older type before that. Hard details are difficult to come by, but if you want to believe that no one in the UK thought of trying tea bags for several decades, I don't know what to tell you.

    • James Robertson
      James Robertson 9 months ago +5

      While tea-bags were invented a long time before 1961, Tetley were the first company to introduce them to the UK in 1953. I can quite believe the same adverts were being played on TV in the early 60s.

    • Beatnik
      Beatnik 9 months ago

      Exactly. I came to say exactly the same thing. Leave it to Frank Skinner to speak with authority on something he vaguely (mis)remembers from his childhood.

  • zimThuet
    zimThuet 9 months ago +16

    I watched all the episodes of Travel Man and I always wondered what Richard would have to say about Switzerland since I'm Swiss (I even go to uni in Zürich where they sat on that big blue chaise longue and I know the city itself very well).
    It's funny to hear literally no complaint from Richard, but I kinda expected that he would like it here :D

    • Henry Wiltcher
      Henry Wiltcher 9 months ago +2

      He complained that there was too much cheese! :P

  • purgruv
    purgruv 9 months ago +24

    Reminds me of David Mitchell’s fondue rant/promotion on EOOTCDC.

    • PGVideos
      PGVideos 9 months ago +1

      Plus Jon's "oooh" LOL

    • Mariel Quevedo
      Mariel Quevedo 9 months ago +3

      purgruv “the fucking cheese...” 😂😂😂

  • Destroy TheHuman
    Destroy TheHuman 9 months ago +8

    2:10 sounds like “I could walk down to KFC”

  • Chris LL
    Chris LL 9 months ago

    Can't stand Frank

  • celeryg66
    celeryg66 9 months ago +3

    That is some expensive shit, ugh

  • moiraine_damodred
    moiraine_damodred 9 months ago +87

    I think it could withstand more cacao
    god i love Richard

  • Top Rod
    Top Rod 9 months ago +32

    Did you see the way the guy in the first cafe looked at Frank? Get your coat Frank, you've pulled. Lol.

    • Cory Mck
      Cory Mck 6 months ago +2

      He was looking at Richard

  • Lugh Summerson
    Lugh Summerson 9 months ago +82

    A man who can find fault with chocolate in Switzerland does not like chocolate.

    • Lugh Summerson
      Lugh Summerson 9 months ago +3

      nob corn Enjoy the syphilis.

    • nob corn
      nob corn 9 months ago

      @boyo do U no where she is

    • nob corn
      nob corn 9 months ago +3


    • boyo
      boyo 9 months ago +5

      are you okay?

  • rA919
    rA919 9 months ago +3

    Thats my county’s food

  • Basty Elwood
    Basty Elwood 9 months ago +182

    "Frank how old- are you a vampire?" lmao

    • Jesse Michel
      Jesse Michel 6 months ago

      Lmfao 💀

    • boyo
      boyo 9 months ago

      hmm you need some help laddy

  • RIXRADvidz
    RIXRADvidz 9 months ago +99

    Frank didn't get to finish his fondue.
    I would have let Richard walk out on his own,
    meander down the lane until he discovers I'm still back eating fondue.

    • azapota1
      azapota1 9 months ago

      Oh yeah, I remember they talked about that too! I don't think I should suggest anyone do *that* over fondue, though...although LOL @ the image of either Frank or Richard using a fondue fork like a swashbuckler's sword.

    • boyo
      boyo 9 months ago

      loads of shit happens in the uk when there is terrorism there was one lad who stood up to a bloke with a knife he attacked him while shouting he was a millwall fan.

    • azapota1
      azapota1 9 months ago +3

      After one of the London bombings, there was a lady who was eating in a restaurant near a blast who, when everyone ran, grabbed her creme brulee first. There was also a dude who took his pint. I learned of it watching The Last Leg. Just thought it'd be funny to see a guy racing down a street carrying fondue! =)

    • nob corn
      nob corn 9 months ago

      @azapota1 not to sure what your on about

    • nob corn
      nob corn 9 months ago

      @Z Jamil hahahah

  • Chris Williams
    Chris Williams 9 months ago +20

    salivating is a understatement

    • Chris Williams
      Chris Williams 9 months ago

      that was a week ago, you should see my school books from years ago, you would have so much fun with them

    • MMY449
      MMY449 9 months ago +1


  • Tinge Does Literature
    Tinge Does Literature 9 months ago +10

    Very cheesy video

  • Callum Darby
    Callum Darby 9 months ago +5

    Hello 👋 SwaggerSouls here can I get a YEET