Published on 7 October 2021 Reading time: 2 min
Beaufortain, a concentrate of mountain tastes and flavors, we had no doubts! But did you know that its emblem, cheese beaufort earned Arêches-Beaufort the “Site Remarquable du Goût” label? The terroirs elected by this label will meet in Arêches-Beaufort on October 9 and 10 for a show that should delight you.
A gourmet map of France
What do Bresse poultry, Guérande salt, Nyons olive and Salers meat have in common? These are all products awarded the Site Remarquable du Goût label. A label created in 1994 to promote the territories where agricultural traditions, human know-how, landscapes shaped by production are intimately linked to create exceptional flavors.
The more than 70 sites already labeled draw a gourmet map of France, where everyone will recognize the essential appellations, but also more discreet productions. The approach is original and goes further than registration in AOP or AOC. Indeed, all of the professional members, whether they are farmers, market gardeners, artisans, fishermen, etc. commit not only to defend their land, but also to contribute to its tourism dynamic. Reception of the public, visits to farms, markets, gastronomic fairs are linked throughout the year for these defenders of tastes.
Feast of the taste buds at the 25th Salon du Goût
This is how the first Arêches-Beaufort Remarkable Sites show was born. Its 25th edition will be held on October 9 and 10. Beaufort will be celebrated with dignity on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Coopérative Laitière du Beaufortain, and will be surrounded by a rich range of products. Cheeses: Fourme de Montbrison, Comté de Poligny, Roquefort de l'Aveyron. Fruits and vegetables emblematic of their territory, such as pink garlic from Lautrec, onion from Cévennes, grapes from Moissac, green lentils from Puy. Or seafood such as the oyster from Cancale, sardines from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. And many nectars inseparable from a good meal: Alsace wines, Beaumes de Venise, Riceys, Arbois, Cerdon wines… The lounge will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 19 pm (entry € 2, free for under 18). The health pass is compulsory from 12 years old.
As for entertainment, the Beaufortain Cooperative will open its doors to the public for a guided tour of the maturing cellars (Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 14:30 pm, 15:30 pm and 16:30 pm, free). Two conferences will be offered: “Innovation and sustainable development in the Beaufortain mountain pastures” on Saturday at 15 pm, “Fruity delicacies, all year round” or confectionery know-how on Sunday at 10 am. A catering area will be offered as an extension of the lounge (lunch menus at 25 € / adult, 12 € / child, Saturday evening menu with music at 30 € / adult, 15 € / child).