Today we went to the 9th annual Cheeses of Savoie Festival! Awesome! We tasted tons of cheese, milked cows, watched artisans making cheese, and finally enjoyed the cow parade at the end. The cows were so cute! They had big, ornate bells on their necks and flowers woven around their horns!!!
We had fire roasted ham with a red bell pepper, mushroom, and mustard sauce, sauteed potatoes with onions and Reblochon, and bread. It was all ok, but not as good as we had hoped.
I’ve been researching local foods. I found a recipe for Tartiflette, a Savoie tradition! It is thinly sliced potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, creme fraiche, and white wine, all topped with thick slices of Reblochon.
Reblochon is a cheese that is only produced here in Savoie. To have the Reblochon name, the milk must come from L’Abundance cows that have grazed on summer Alpine flowers and high pastures. We can’t get it in the US because it is made with raw,unpasturized milk. Thanks for protecting us from amazing food, FDA dummies!