CheeseSkool – Auvergne Cheese Adventures
Due to the current situation, our ‘in person’ CheeseSkool has been suspended until at least mid-May 2021. While we are still taking reservations for the summer season, we would also love to welcome you to our virtual Cheese Experience
The best way to explore a country is with your taste buds and what better way to discover France than through its cheese!
Situated in the beautiful Livradois Forez, ‘CheeseSkool’ is a 2.5-hour workshop dedicated to tasting, discussing, and discovering cheese. World-famous Auvergne AOP cheeses, no-name artisanal, and rare micro-local market produce. Join us on an edible journey through the ‘Route des Fromages’. Immerse yourself in the French food culture and traditions behind the local produce.
Taste the terroir
With over 25 different cheeses to taste, we’ll guide you through the different kinds of milk types – goat, sheep, and cow. Learn about the importance of terroir, pasturing, and even altitude. Taste raw milk cheeses versus pasteurised versions. Whether it’s soft or hard, young or mature, sutble or stinky – you are sure to find a favorite!
Myths and legends
As we move through the cheese boards, we will impart the stories behind each cheese, the cheesemaker, and the cheesemonger. Legends and secrets, traditions and tales as we discover the secrets from beyond the cave.
It’s not all about the cheese, we also explore cheese pairings with interesting wines*, beers, ciders, or soft drinks and discover exciting and unusual accompaniments. On the practical side, we’ll learn what to look for when buying cheese and tips on how best to store it at home. We’ll spill the beans on how to cut and present your cheese, as well as recipe suggestions for any leftovers (as if!). In fact, everything you need to prepare a killer cheese board and dazzle your friends with your cheese expertise.
Come for lunch, stay for breakfast.
CheeseSkool is in English (French is also possible) and can be reserved for most days of the week. We usually start at mid-day, which means you won’t need to worry about lunch, although other times may be available. *CheeseSkool also offers accommodation which is especially useful if you enjoy the wine, beer, and cider pairings! http://www.lecoteaudolliergues.com
CheeseSkool costs 35 euro per adult and includes all food, drink, and taxes. Children are very welcome whether they like cheese or are still to be converted. We do not charge for accompanied children until 12 years and we are happy to accommodate individuals and groups.
CheeseSkool is adaptable! Evening events are possible and for larger gatherings, it may be easier for us to travel to you. Special requests, dietary requirements, and even birthday cakes are not a problem, given a little heads up! Of course, the Auvergne is not only renowned for cheese. Discover volcanic wine, forest beers, wild bread, and livid charcuterie. From market tours to cookery lessons, we are sure to have something to tantalise your taste buds.
CheeseSkool at home
CheeseSkool is situated at Le Coteau d’Olliergues 63880. Olliergues is in the heart of the Livradois Forez, on the D906 between Ambert (famous for Forme D’Ambert) and Thiers (Famed for knives to cut cheese!)
To inquire, book, or simply say hello, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 0033 6 34487640
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