Superb Savoyard Cheeses – what to try during your Samoens luxury chalet stay
A big part of your Samoens luxury chalet stay is enjoying the mouth-watering Savoyard fayre, and one of the best things about our family-friendly luxury holidays is how much flexibility you have. Choose our fully catered serviceso you don’t have to lift a finger and can indulge in hearty breakfasts, afternoon teas and sumptuous evening meals, or go for our self-catering option and seek out your own tasty Savoyard produce, we’re pretty sure our wonderful cheeses will be a cornerstone of your French alps skiing holiday. There are many types to enjoy, but here are a few familiar names to start you off on your discovery.
Tomme de Savoie
Tomme de Savoie dates back to ancient times and is known for its mild salty flavour. It’s also got the rare quality of being low in fat thanks to being made from skimmed milk. You’ll notice a seasonal variation in flavour depending on whether the cows have fed on meadow grass rather than winter hay, thankfully Samoens is a year-round resort so you’ll have the opportunity to compare. To be sure of authenticity, each Tomme de Savoie will have its name proudly printed on the rind.
Several farms near to your Samoens accommodation make Beaufort, and it’s possible to visit for tastings and to see the cheesemaking process. Beaufort is a hard cheese made from rich creamy milk given by Tarentaise cows and it’s pale butter-yellow colour and slightly sharp flavour are a welcome addition to any cheeseboard.
Reblochon is crafted from raw cow’s milk and has a soft nutty flavour. You’ll find in in Tartiflette – a warming dish that’s perfect to enjoy when you return to your Grand Massif luxury chalet after a day on the slopes. It’s a wonderfully versatile cheese that works well in many recipes and is a great starting point for any ski chalet meal
We’re delighted to offer a range of Savoyard cheeses as part of our catered Samoens luxury chalet experience and of course, our beautiful village and surrounding countryside has some wonderful places to buy these unique and delicious cheeses.