Cheese Factory tour

One of my favorite parts of our trip was learning about how all the delicious cheese we were eating was actually made! Renaud brought us to his friend who is studying cheese making. The cheese shop in St. Cierges makes Gruyere and their own specialty, Le Brigand Du Jorat! The process of making Gruyere was a…

Sweet Tooth Heaven: Cailler Swiss Chocolate-Tasting Tour

Not only do you get a creative presentation of the history of chocolate from the cocoa beans of the amazon to modern production, but at Cailler you get a TASTING. There are over 8 different types of quality chocolate to sample for free at the end of the tour! We filled up on the cheap packaged chocolates…

Cultural Food: French Countryside Fig & Walnut Cake-Recipe

In the Fall, there are tons of things to forage for in the French countryside- figs, walnuts, chestnuts, mushrooms and more! It’s really fun to forage because it makes you more aware of your surrounds and it makes you feel like you’re more “in touch” with nature and your roots. 🙂 So we made a…

Cultural Food: Berlingots

In Cauterets, they have many shops that sell Berlingots – a specialty of this region. If you don’t want French people to look at you weird then pronounce it like this. They’re hard candies made of sugar, hot water and pretty interesting flavors like rose, poppy, and lychee. (They have normal flavors too in case you’re…