One of our favorite cooking vacations in France is the wonderful itinerary we offer in the French Alps. Whether spring, summer, winter, or fall, this amazingly beautiful region offers fabulous food, gorgeous vistas, and all sorts of things to see and experience.
As an Italophile, I’m particularly fond of the Savoie region, as the historical Duchy of Savoy was intricately tied to the formation of an Italian state under Vittorio Emmenuele II in the late 19th century. For our French cooking vacation in the Alps’ Savoie region you get to stay in a beautiful and cozy chalet while exploring the local dishes and gastronomic products.
And, to top it all off, you get to experience these three amazing excursions!
1) Tomme de Savoie producer
This cow’s milk cheese is one of the region’s most known, and is one of France’s most beloved cheeses. It is semi-firm, mild cheese with the hefty rind. During your time Cooking in the French Alps you will visit a local farm which produces, among other amazing products, this famed, delicious cheese.
Annecy is a beautiful city on the lake of the same name nestled at the foot of the Alps. Physically the city has retained its historic charm, including its castle, its famed canals, and its old town center. You’ll be able to stroll along its twelfth-century streets and explore its many shops and food stores during a morning visit.
3) Grande Naves
This small village is within walking distance of the chalet. A walk there will show you the beautiful flora and fauna of the area, and its picturesque lanes and friendly inhabitants will make you wish you lived there.
As we continue to explore lesser-known France this week, why not consider a trip to France that is off the beaten path and cook with Chef Nikki in the French Alps?
By Peg Kern
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