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French goat cheese

andrew344 Feb 17, 2009 02:00 PM

I'm going to be driving around France with a friend in April. I would love to stop off at a couple of small family run goat dairies to sample some unpasteurized cheeses. We will be entering France from the southeast, then up to Lyon, and then ending up in Paris. Does anyone have any favorites or suggestions?

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  1. ChefJune RE: andrew344 Feb 17, 2009 08:29 PM

    Goat Cheese Heaven, as far as producers are concerned, is the Loire Valley, which is southwest of Paris.

    1. souphie RE: andrew344 Feb 18, 2009 12:08 AM

      Are you driving? The best cheese shop I know is in Saulieu (not far from the highway between Beaune and Auxerre) and you should visit it. It's called la Fouchale. You should also ask them about local farms. There are interesting goat cheeses in Burgundy but not many, and the Morvan (the Saulieu region) has some of them, including the "reblochon de chèvre.

      Also, there has to be something in the southern Alps, but I have no address as we speak.

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        ChefJune RE: souphie Feb 18, 2009 06:10 AM

        You just reminded me of the great cheese shop we visited in Dijon, but darned if I can remember the name. I'll have to see if I can dig it up.

      2. BlueOx RE: andrew344 Feb 18, 2009 05:58 AM

        Andrew, you might try the "food on farms site:

        Its a little "clunky" to use but it might help.

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          andrew344 RE: andrew344 Feb 18, 2009 09:49 AM

          Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions! This will definitely help me with my research.

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