8 AOP/IGP cheeses
More cheese, anyone? Cheese is the uncontested star of every meal, whatever time of year. Fondue in winter, bread and cheese in summer, and forever in the hearts of Savoyards.Savoie’s cheeses
Cheese tastings are great. Visiting producers to see how they make their cheeses is even better. Meandering through the valleys and alpine pastures of Savoie Mont Blanc, the Cheese Trail includes stops at dairy farms, cheese dairies and maturing cellars, etc. Informative and very tasty!
Cheese and cycling
Touring rhymes with tasting on these five circuits combining the pleasures of cycling with the delights of local produce.
Did you take some cheese home from your last holiday in Savoie Mont Blanc? Here are a few of our top cheese recipes that are bound to impress your guests.
Winemaking in Savoie is an ancient art; the oldest known grape variety, vitis allobrogica, has been grown here since the 1st century. During the Middle Ages, it was the church, by way of its monks, that led the development of winegrowing. Today, the 23 grape varieties grown in Savoie Mont Blanc are used to produce 3 AOC wines, which can rub shoulders with the world’s greatest crus.
Vineyards & discovery
When walking through the mountains or vineyards of Savoie Mont Blanc, it’s hard not to be tempted by a visit to a winery or museum. Two areas of Savoie, Coeur de Savoie and Vignoble de Savoie Aix-les-Bains Riviera des Alpes, have been awarded the Vineyards and Discovery label.
Follow the trail
Explore the vineyards of Savoie and Haute-Savoie by visiting the winemakers along the Wine and Alpine Vineyards Trails.
Wineries and cellars open to visitors.
Savoie apples and peard
Savoie Mont Blanc’s orchards enjoy a perfect climate for producing fruit, which ripens slowly to incorporate all the goodness of the land.