Festival du Picodon – Saoû, France

50th Festival du Picodon – 50e fête du Picodon à Saoû

On the weekend of July 17th all Sunday long  – Picodon will be the showcase of this cheese festival!

Every year more than 10.000! visitors come together to celebrate goat´’s milk cheese *Picodon* and the village of Saoû.
Producers from the Drôme as well as the Ardèche department will compete for the best Picodon goat cheese right in front of town hall. Round up is the big market where everyone can bathe in cheese and other artisinal goods!

Gustav and I are ready to go!

Due to Covid-19 in the past many events were moved or had to be canceled. Make sure to always check official sites before booking tickets or heading to an event.

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!


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!

what the actual Goat?

Spring is on the jump and with it are goats and their cheeses!

We @formaggiastic are big fans of fresh as well as aged goat cheeses and over the course of the upcoming weeks will take you on a deep dive into the world of these white beauties.
But before we start with mouth-watering examples, here some basic facts about goats, their milk, and their cheeses.

formaggiastic chabichou cut
Chabichou du Poitou