The Savoyard Alps are known for their delicious local products. The Mountain Agriculture, Gourmet Dining, and Regional Delicacies Week at La Rosière invites you to taste products that have made Savoy cooking famous, such as Beaufort and Gruyère cheeses accompanied by a glass of Apremont white wine.
The themed week features a wine festival, fresh produce market, and tasting of AOC certified Savoy cheeses. We can't forget, however, that behind these delicious products are the men and women who work the land.
To give guests the chance to meet these modern day farmers, La Rosière will be organizing a visit to an authentic, working farm where guests can meet the shepherd and understand what it means to be a mountain farmer today. A Shepherd's Journal evening prolongs the discovery of the rural world with illustrated tales on a big screen TV.
Other activities, such as the showing of the film Terroirs et agriculture de montagne and songs by the Villaroger folklore group showcase Savoy and the region's traditions.
For guests looking to recreate a few Savoy specialities in their own kitchen, Colette will lead two cooking classes, where participants will learn to concoct a savoury mountain soup and the Farçon, a traditional Savoy dessert.
The Mountain Agriculture, Gourmet Dining, and Regional Delicacies Week takes place Jan. 9-16, 2010.