Guess what Roquefort is famous for?
Roquefort, the “king of cheeses” is made using unpasteurised sheep’s milk and is matured in the natural cellars in Roquefort-sur-Soulzon. The legend has it that a love struck shepherd left some bread and sheep’s cheese in a cave in Le Combalou to follow a shepherdess. When he came back some time later he found the bread and cheese covered in mould. He tasted the cheese and loved it.
Crêpes or galettes?
Crêpes or galettes? There’s no chance of leaving Brittany without getting to know the difference between the two. You’re in the land of the purist! Open the door of any « Crêperies Gourmandes » to enjoy delicious Breton pancakes served oozing with every imaginable sweet or savoury filling. Bon appétit!
Welcome in Cornouaille.
Cornouaille, the Breton cousin of Cornwall is the territory between land and sea, known for the beauty of its landscapes and its strong cultural identity, is also the birthplace of the AOP Cornouaille cider. Browse the Cider Route in southern Brittany, and discover all the richness and diversity of traditional Breton ciders.
The world's best salt in Pays de la Loire.
When gourmets and star chefs use salt, they tend to use the best: from the Pays de la Loire. On the traditional salt pans near Guérande and on the island of Noirmoutier, salt is made the old-fashioned way. The pure fresh sea water flows in and is trapped. Then, the sun and wind evaporate the water, leaving the mineral-rich salt to be collected by men and women using long rakes...
Normandy has markets galore every day of the week.
Treat yourself to some local camembert, freshly baked bread and charcuterie and picnic al fresco in an apple orchard!
Delicious meats produced by Pyrenean farmers.
With centuries of working the land and raising their flocks the Pyreneans have shaped their landscape. They make the mountains live and produce a superb range of food products whose deliciousness reflects the magnificent environment: AOC Bareges Gavarnie lamb, Porc Noir de Bigorre, the sublime Madiran wines...
Discover the Auvergne Cheese trail.
Auvergne is the French region producing the largest number of PDO cheeses, guaranteeing their character and high quality. Learn more about the unique food products of Auvergne: green lentil from le Puy-en-Velay, the iconic Verveine du Velay, gentian liqueur, Volvic Water, Salers beef… and so much more.
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