• Flavours and Terroir

Savoie Mont Blanc, a land for gourmets

There’s fondue and tartiflette, of course. But what else? Savoie’s other culinary stars include farcement, diots, pormoniers, crozets and rissoles, not forgetting exquisite lake fish. In terms of local produce, AOP/IGP wines and cheeses take pride of place. In this region with numerous Michelin-starred eateries, locally run farmhouse restaurants, inns and mountain huts prove that fabulous cooking is not the preserve of great chefs. Step in and feast upon their delicious, traditional cuisine.  

Savoie and Haute-Savoie on a plate

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 Trail

 

 

Sporting gourmets 

Cheese and cycling

Touring rhymes with tasting on these five circuits combining the pleasures of cycling with the delights of local produce. 

Delicious recipes

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. 

Subtle and fruity

Savoie wines

Savoie and Haute-Savoie have the perfect geography and climate to produce high quality red, white, rosé and sparkling wines.

Discover the wines of Savoie

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. 

 

Wine tourism 

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.  

By car

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.

 

Caves et caveaux à visiter

 

 

Crunchy and full of flavour 

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. 

 

Savoie apples and pears IGP

 

Sweet and savoury

Recipes

In addition to Savoie and Haute-Savoie’s traditional cheese dishes, the area’s outstanding produce forms the basis of a host of other delicious recipes.

All the recipes