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CAPRINOV int. Fair – Niort, France

CAPRINOV , International Goat Show and goat cheese competition – Niort, France

Every two years the town of Niort in western France becomes the place to meet for goat breeders, suppliers of fodder and equipment and after all cheese makers.

In 2018 more than 7000 visitors and deligates from 25 countries made their way to Niort and although CAPRINOV might be a fair mainly for professionals it offers many interesting things to all of us!

 

Mondial du Fromage – Tours, France

Mondial du Fromage – International Cheese, Tours – Loire Valley

From Sunday to Tuesday the 3 day  Mondial du Fromage t in Tours, France has a lot to offer!

This biannual event is another big shot the cheese community can’t wait to happen again.
There will be the world contest of the best cheesemonger as well as the international products competition, where in 2019  over all 952 cheeses from 25 countries were presented and in sum won 35 super gold medals. 

But don’t worry – for non professionals there is of course lots to taste, see and talk about!

La Fête des Fromages de Savoie – La Clusaz, France

DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
La Fête des Fromages de Savoie- 16 years of regional cheese!

For the 16th time “La Fête des Fromages de Savoie” will take place! 
This year (probably) on Saturday, June 5th and Sunday June6th in the little town of La Clusaz.
Savoy is the birthplace of cheeses like AOP Beaufort or the renown Reblochon AOP!
But I am certain you will also be able to get your hands on the other 6 signature cheeses of Savoy – AOP Abondance, AOP Chevrotin, IGP Emental de Savoie, AOP Tome des Bauges, IGP Tomme de Savoie and the youngest of the IGP group – the Raclette de Savoie.

It’s an event for the whole family and knowing the area I am quite positive that you will find plenty cheese-gems as well as other delicious foods and drinks.

Let´s Talk Fromage…

Goat cheese season already started and as promised May will be the month we will introduce some white delights every cheese lover dreams of.

As you all know there are as many variants of goat cheese as there is sand on a beach and therefor our selection was driven by personal cravings, curiosity and a hint of conservatism.

Today we introduce a super fresh and sparkly french gal as well as two somewhat more earnest compatriats. – Curtain up!

FÊTE DU FROMAGE – Banon, France

 FÊTE DU FROMAGE –  Banon, France

For the 28th (!) time the FÊTE DU FROMAGE takes place in Banon  in the Alpes-de-Hautes Provence in France.  This one day event offers everything a cheeselover´s heart is longing for!

Le Banon

There will be shows on Banon cheese production, sheep dog demonstrations and the  Banon d´Or ceremony.

To round up your your Banon experience the organizers make sure to supply you with loads of bread, wine and plenty of other cheeses from the Pyrenees. 

 

Want to go there with some up-front knowledge? [klick here]

36th cheese festival – Pont-l’Évêque, France

36th cheese festival – 36ème fête du fromage à Pont-l’Évêque

Hopefully this year the fête du fromage à Pont-l’Évêque will go in its 36th round.

On an area of ca. 1.300m2  the town of Pont-l’Évêque celebrates its famous cheese and also wine and gastronomy of the area. There will be tastings and competitions and other famous relatives like Camember, Livarot and Neufchâtel.

Pack your bags and bring some empty ones too!

National Cheese Day 2021, France

National Cheese Day 2021, France

Created in 2001, France´s National Cheese day is celebrated on March 27th all over France!

Besides the fun times you will have on this day also keep in mind that it exists to raise awareness towards sustainable quality products as our beloved raw milk cheeses. 

The past years Paris held workshops and cheese lunches.  This probably won’t be the case this year. But you can just roam through the country – every shop and producer participating will have a poster so you know where to drop in for your – distanced – tasting.

CANCELED Cheese and Wine Fair – Coulommiers, France

Due to the current situation this event had to be canceled.

International Cheese and Wine Fair 2021 – moved to 2022

Unfortunately also this year the International Cheese and Wine Fair in Coulommiers, France had to be canceled.  

Since 1967 ten thousands of people gather together for this four day festival, celebrating local products presented by over 300 exhibitors and craftspeople. 

Fingers crossed for 2022 – when there will finally be again the famous livestock exhibition as well as numerous tastings and various contests. 

Make sure to reserve your first row spot for 2022!