Tue 20 Aug 2013

Cheese Heaven In The Alps

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An unplanned stop made this new discovery, with a little help from the France tourist bible Michelin, all the more special: a menu – a whole restaurant! – built around cheese.

The Restaurant La Laiterie at the Fromagerie du Col Beard is in the hamlet of Laye, around 15mins from the town of Gap (regular Tour de France country).

Restaurant La Laiterie at the Fromagerie du Col Beard

Restaurant La Laiterie at the Fromagerie du Col Beard

Restaurant La Laiterie at the Fromagerie du Col Beard

Jo Locke MW
Society Buyer

Comments

  1. Barry Rolfe says:

    Another restaurant with entire menu based on cheese in Bordeaux centre I seem to remember

  2. John Beavan says:

    Frustrated that I can’t read the label on the wine bottle! What’s it? Was it any good?

    • Ewan Murray says:

      The wine is Paul Jaboulet Aîne’s Syrah, Secret de Famille, 2012. We stocked the 2010 which, in that excellent vintage, was a syrah-granache blend. I shall have to ask Jo if it was any good …

  3. John Hart says:

    This is not all that unusual in the Alps. La Crèmerie du Glacier at Argentière is one of many in the Chamonix region and well worth a visit – if you can find it, nestling amongst the trees.

  4. Cathy Toomey says:

    Closer to home, “Cheese” in Leadenhall Market is excellent: an ecletic selection of cheese to buy, great wines, and a short but appealing menu of cheese-based dishes to eat on the premises – although they do wander in the meat direction occasionally!

    http://cheeseatleadenhall.co.uk/

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