Taste of nature in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Funny facts of food in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Do you know there is a “Route des Fromages” cheese road in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region? To fight against cold weather in mountains, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes has developed so many amazing "fat" dishes involves with bacon, potatoes and of course, cheese. Would you dare to have a bite with those "guilty pleasures"?

The capital of gastronomy

With variety of landscapes, comes variety extraordinary gastronomy! Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is the capital of gastronomy. You can find exquisite dishes and traditional local French cuisine in exciting cities like Lyon, Annecy or Grenoble.

And you can also find authentic mountain style dishes in Rhone Alps area which are so good that will make you leave all stresses behind. Imaging having a hot cheese fondue or cheese raclette while enjoy the breath taking nature view in French Alps mountains. You are in the pure blessedness now!

Fromages - Cheese is life

Do you know that only Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has Five of Auvergne’s cheeses have got protected geographic status?

In here, cheese is life! The famuos ones are including the pretty but strong flavoed Bleu d’Auvergne, the nutty flavored Saint-Nectaire, the smooth and milky Fourme d’Ambert and hard but rich in taste Cantal cheese.

Of course, there are much much more cheese in here, come and discover which one is your favorite!

Tartiflette - Nobody can resist

Imaging the perfect balance of warm potatoes, juicy smoky bacon and milky soft hot melted mountain style cheeses, that is Tartiflette!

This mouth watering Potato Gratin dish is one of the specialty from Savoy area, the perfect  energy and strength it provides, makes it one of the most popular dish in winter time.

 

 

Montelimar nougat - Have some sweets

Sweet and nutty, milky and silky, the famous Montelimar nougat is perfect sweets for a sweetheart like you!

The Nougat de Montélimar is composed of almonds, honey, and a light mousse of egg whites. The latter lightens the dough and gives it the traditional whitish color of the Nougat. And the high quality of Montelimar nougat makes itself into one of the best gift for offered nougats to all crowned royalty in France, as well as to foreign Presidents coming to the Élysée Palace in history.

Chartreuse - The magical green

When you see Chartreuse the first time, you will be charmed by it’s pure natural green color immediately. Like a guidance green fairy, when you take the first sip of Chartreuse, it will take you to a magical journey of wonderful liquor land.

Green Chartreuse is made from 130 herbs and other plants macerated in alcohol and steeped for about eight hours. It  has a very strong characteristic taste. It is very sweet, but becomes both spicy and pungent.

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