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Food and drink you must try in the French Alps

French alps skiing is exciting for many reasons; the speed, the snow, and the exhilaration of the sport. However, while you’re in the alps, it is essential that you sample the delicious local dishes on offer. Make the most of your trip by eating luxury, homemade alpine food. For more information on what to try, keep reading.

Savoury delights

Tartiflette is a mouth-watering dish that will fuel any skier after a long day. It is made of creamy crème fraiche potatoes with onion, garlic and smoked bacon lardons, topped with reblochon cheese. For the ultimate comfort food, French onion soup is both light and delicious. Or if you’re looking for a classic option, beef bourguignon is a meat lover’s paradise. Containing high-quality beef and lots of red wine, this dish is a culinary delight.

Local cheeses

The French mountains are home to many unique and delicious local cheeses. Many cheeses that contain the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) or Protégée (AOP) label are made in the alps. Raclette is a well-known and popular cheese, made from unpasteurised cows’ milk. The cheese is ripened for three to six months and is used for melting or grilling. It is delicious and served with potatoes, meats and bread. Other famous Alps cheeses include Beaufort, which has a fruity fragrance, Chevrotin, a goat’s cheese, and Emmental de Savoie, often used in cheese fondue.


There are many fabulous wines to enjoy in the alps. Savoie vineyards enjoy a warm microclimate, producing excellent quality grapes. The wines of this region tend to be light and delicate, the perfect treat after a long day of skiing. Whether you’re looking for red, white, or something with fizz, the region produces a range of delicious wines for every taste.

To sample the best that the French Alps have to offer, book a stay at Ferme du Cie. Our Samoëns luxury chalet is a beautifully renovated 350-year-old Savoyard barn with spectacular views of Mont Blanc. We believe that good food is vital to any skiing holiday, which is why we provide delicious homemade dishes included in your stay. For more information, and to book a stay, contact us today.

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