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Cheese production facility visits in France

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jtikky Jan 22, 2012 04:40 PM

I'm visiting France in May and want to visit a production facility/farm where the following cheeses are made:

St. Marcellin
Langres
Banon
Epoisses

If you have information about visiting any of the production facilities for these cheeses, please let me know. My web searches have been fruitless and, while I'm aware I can purchase very fresh cheeses at the local markets, I really want to see them being made.

Thanks!

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  1. mangeur RE: jtikky Jan 22, 2012 05:16 PM

    Fromagerie Gaugry is perhaps the last maker of raw milk Epoisses. Here are the details of visiting. http://www.gaugryfromager.com/spip.ph...

    It is important to coordinate with them if you want to see production. We arrived as they were hosing down the facilities after the day's production although it was only 9am. . .

    1. sunshine842 RE: jtikky Jan 23, 2012 12:43 AM

      have you looked at www.bienvenue-a-la-ferme.fr? A great resource, and while no guarantee, might lead you to what you're looking for.

      1. mangeur RE: jtikky Jan 23, 2012 06:51 AM

        Here http://kitchen-notebook.blogspot.com/... is the account of a food writer's visit and tutorial at a goat farm/cheese maker.

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          Reignking RE: jtikky Feb 8, 2012 09:39 AM

          I'm doing some research on this right now, but I'm targeting Alain Hess in Beaune. I'm not sure if the production facility has tours (yet), but the store he has downtown sounds incredible.

          Six years ago, I stumbled upon Delice de Pommard while I was in the Loire Valley; it's an incredible cheese and I hope to see it production.

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