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7th Mondial du fromage et des produits laitiers- Tours, France

7th Mondial du fromage et des produits laitiers- Tours, France

This year the Mondial of cheese and dairy products in Tours goes into its 7th round!

The event is meant to be a meet up for everyone connected to the cheese and dairy industry. Whether you are a producer, affineur, distributor, own a cheese shop or have your hands on dairy in any other way this is the event to go to.

The biannual Mondial du fromage 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. 

In Tours you can meet new people, meet up with some you already know, connect and exchange experience and visions. Moreover you will be able to attend competitions and discover many new products of your sector.

The event is open only to professionals and the entry is free.

 

Note:
Festival times might change and events might be canceled.
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Fête de la transhumance à Castellane, France

Fête de la transhumance à Castellane, France

The time of the year has come for Transhumance festivities!
This one takes place in Castellane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in France.

3 days of celebration dedicated to pastoralism and the tradition of transhumance

You can watch sheperds with their cattle, sheep and dogs  and see lots of other animals like chicken, pigs, rabbits, ponies and donkeys. There will be children animation and live music performances as well as a farmers market and a barbecue!

Note:
Festival times might change and events might be canceled.
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Transhumance à Aubrac e au col de Bonnecombe – Le Salces, France

Transhumance à Aubrac e au col de Bonnecombe- le Salces, France

Ok, this might not be a cheese festival, but it´s definitely an event one does not want to miss!
And you know why? It´s Transhumance time again!
For the feast of Saint Urban the cows are brought to their summer pastures on the Aubrac plateau where they will stay until October. Following the old tradition of transhumance that makes cheese as we know it possible the Fête de la transhumance at the Col Bonnecombe is accompanied by numerous activities as well as a market with produce from the area.

Here are some key dates:
From May 23 to 26 in Aubrac and May 25 and 26, 2024 at the Col de Bonnecombe
▶︎ Aubrac Transhumance Cow Festival in Aubrac (Aveyron) from May 23 to 26, 2024 (Salon du Terroir Aubrac on May 25 and 26).
▶︎ Transhumance festival at the Col de Bonnecombe (Lozère) on May 25 and 26, 2024

 

Note:
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30th Fair of Wine and Cheese – Is-Sur-Tille, France

30th Fair of Wine and Cheese – Is-Sur-Tille, France

The Is-sur-Tille Wine and Cheese Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary!

If you love cheese and wine – this is the place to be. Local producers as well as gems from further away are waiting to be tasted, compared and be taken home.

Gustav says – Don´t be shy and just stop by!

Note:
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60th Salon International de l´agriculture – Paris, France

60th Salon International de l´Agriculture – Paris, France

This year the SIA – Salon International de l´agriculture – celebrates its 60th anniversary!

Over the course of 9 days this show opens its doors to individuals and professionals alike and is a must go if in Paris and the agriculture sector!

Here a little preview of what to expect:

    • Livestock: there will be almost 400 different breeds from cows over goats and horses to cats and dogs!
    • Products from France and overseas French territories and the world: French specialities and gastronomy from France and other parts of the globe.
    • Crop, plants and vegetables:  from large-scale farming to niche fruit, and vegetable production
    • Agricultural services and professions: meet interesting players in the agricultural world

Gustav says – Don´t miss the highlight: The Concours Général Agricole which since 1870 selects and rewards the best of animal genetics and French local products.

Note:
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Traces of Laguiole Cheese 2024- Laguiole, France

Traces of Laguiole Cheese 2024- Laguiole, France

If you like nature and hiking and want to combine your efforts with the tasting of some fabulous PDO Cheese then this one day event in Laguiole is just the right thing for you!

On Sunday, March 16th you can hike or if there is enough snow cross country ski on 3 different routes from one cheese cabin to the next. The event peaks in a chilled evening in the village of d´Aubrac.

Participation fees depend on the time of the day you want to go and usually is between 20 and 30 Euros. For updates and to get an insight into past events just follow this link!

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29th Festival des AOC-AOP – Cambremer , France

29th Festival des AOC-AOP en Normandy – Cambremer , France

Since 1995 the festival of  Normandy AOC and AOP takes place in Cambremer, France.

On two days you can try the 4 AOP cheese of Normandy – the Livarot, the Camembert de Normandie, the Neufchâtel and the  Pont L’évêque.

Naturally all of it is accompained by a variety of cidre and calvados.

Note:
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Salon Vinidôme – Clermont-Ferrand, France

Salon Vinidôme à Clermont-Ferrand

An entire cheese aisle at the Wine Festival in Clermont-Ferrand!
For more than 25 years this Wine Festival attracts thousands of visitors who have the chance to nibble and taste on the stands of more than 400 exhibitors.

Well, this is of course originally a wine event but as we all know – where there is wine, there is cheese!

4 days of (cheese) and wine tasting at the Grande Halle d´Auvergne – make sure not to miss it!

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Toma here, Toma there – Toma, Toma everywhere

When traveling through northern Italy and its mountainous regions of the Piedmont and Aosta Valley one type of cheese that will often cross your path is a “Toma”.

It´s a mountainous pal – pressed, and often made from skimmed or partially skimmed milk – who finds his relatives in the French and Swiss “Tomme” who are lurking on the other side of the mountain peaks.

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