Where to find Comté cheese nearby?
– At Fruitière du Valromey in Arvière-en-Valromey.
– At Fromagerie de Brénod.
– At Bugey Côté Fermes in Belley.
La Fruitière du Valromey sells Comté, tomme, raclette, butter, cream and cottage cheese.
It has an exhibition room explaining the process of cheese making and a store.
Find goat’s milk cheese at the various Bugey markets as well as at Bergerie Au Rythme du Troupeau in Les Bergonnes.
Owning some of the most prestigious wine labels in France, Bugey wines will surprise you: Bugey brut, Bugey Chardonnay, Roussette du Bugey, Gamay, Pinot noir, Mondeuse, rosé…
To be a winegrower in Bugey is all about hardworking, know-how, passion for the land, work of the vine, exceptional environment, welcoming tradition and conviviality.
Push the doors of the cellars to meet men and women behind the scenes, you will meet producers with a personality similar to the Bugey region: assertive and authentic.
Obtained from the distillation of the marc (i.e., grapes kept after pressing), Marc du Bugey is then aged for many years in oak barrels. The strength of the alcohol is rounded out by the years.
Digestive of choice on the best tables in France, Marc du Bugey will make your tasting an exceptional moment.
Marc du Bugey is on sale:
– At the distillery Kario in Belley.
– At the Maison Angelot in Marignieu.
– At the Caveau Quinard in Massignieu-de-Rives.
– At the Domaine Monin in Vongnes.
– At the Caveau Bugiste in Vongnes.
Bugey, with its sunny limestone hills, is favorable to its development.
The Périgord black truffle (tuber mélanosporum) is found here, as is the Burgundy truffle (tuber uncinatum).
Very widespread at the time of notorious local writer and lawyer Brillat-Savarin, the truffle then disappeared from Bugey before being “rediscovered” by enthusiasts in the 70s and 80s.
Since then, its success has been celebrated at various events: truffle market, truffle night, truffle menus at Auberge de Contrevoz, truffle weekend…
Essential part of the local traditional oven festivals, the various wood-fired pies can be discovered every year from April to October in the villages of Bugey.
These village festivals are an opportunity to rekindle the old town ovens during a weekend of celebration.
The origin of Bugey’s oven festivals goes back to the Middle Ages. The villagers had to pay a tax to the lord who had built the oven, in exchange for its use.
For more than 115 years, the Brothers of the Holy Family in Belley have been producing beverages with beneficial properties, a clever blend of often rare alpine plants.
Kario Distillery has a vast choice of plant drinks: the famous KARIO, a drink with 32 plants, the alcoholic version, KYLON (23°), the green and yellow STELLINA as a digestive liquor, Marc du Bugey (30 years old) aged in barrels of unrivaled finesse, and the latest, Holypop the organic soda that comes in a range of 7 flavors.