6 Things Your Boss Expects You To Bring Back From Your Holiday In The Dordogne Valley

6 Things Your Boss Expects You To Bring Back From Your Holiday In The Dordogne Valley

Here’s our Top 6 things to buy in the Dordogne!

1- WINE:

We work in partnership with local vineyards for wine tasting tours by taxi.
But if you don’t wish to spend a couple of hours in a vineyard, you can buy directly from a shop/vineyard.
Our favorite one is : The Domaine de L’Ancienne Cure (shop & vineyard run by organic winegrower, Christian Roche), 15 mins drive from our rental and on the way to Bergerac airport. More details: https://goo.gl/dXtPdU

2- CHEESE: Trappe d’Echourgnac

This is one of my all time favorite cheese and we call it here, in our house, “Nuns Cheese”…. why???? Simply because it’s been produced by nuns since 1868  at the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bonne Espérance (our Lady of Good Hope), near Double in Dordogne.
La Trappe d’Echourgnac is made from pasteurized cow’s milk. The Abbey produces two versions of the cheese; a traditional recipe based on Port Salut and a newer version of the same cheese but washed with walnut liqueur (the exterior rind is a dark, rich brown).
It’s a mild cheese with a nutty flavour so it will appeals to a lot of people.

You can purchase them from the Abbey shop or in any good local supermarkets.
Location:
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bonne Espérance
Directions : 1,5 km west from Échourgnac via the D8 going to Saint-Aulaye.
GPS : Longitude 45.127753° N – Latitude 0.213363° E.
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/Wk4DiBMK8WE2.
Site : http://www.abbaye-echourgnac.org/
For info: Vacuum-packed cheese for an easy transport : 18€/kg (photo: 0,840kg for 15,25€)

3- CEPES, TRUFFLES, FOIE GRAS…...: our one stop shop in Bergerac: La Truffe Perigourdine Address, opening hours…: https://goo.gl/dNqvxA)

4- HONEY (directly from the beekeeper):

5 mins drive right outside Beaumont du Perigord, our village, Jean-Michel and Claire Borie, honey farmers, sell an outstanding honey!
My favorite one, is the creamy version, perfect for spreading on homemade bread!
Price: 9€/kg
Other honey available: chesnut, lime tree, all flowers, acacia…
GPS :
Lon : 0.7578379999999925
Lat : 44.724718
Addresse : Videpot 24440 NOJALS ET CLOTTE
Phone : +33 5 53223730
Directions and map: https://goo.gl/1Moesu

Perigord honey

5- CRAFTS FROM TALENTED LOCAL ARTISTS:

If I had to pick only 2, it would be:

Eric Simonin, Glass blower in Brantome

Eric Simonin chose Brantome, the “Venise du Perigord”, to set up his workshop. A true artist, he creates amazing and unique glass art sculptures inspired from Mother Nature: jellyfish, anemone, mushrooms, stones… and turns them into lamps, plates, jewellery and even chrismas balls. They are all breathtaking and no wonder they were in the nationalTV a few times.

Website and online shop:http://www.ericsimonin.fr/

Alexandra and Jean-François Cesar from the pottery shop “La Salamandre” in Monpazier.

They make the most exquisite ceramic, stoneware and porcelain ware you’ve ever seen and at a reasanable price!
Website: hhttps://www.poterielasalamandre.com/#Accueil.E
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poterie.la.salamandre/


Jellyfish blown glass: the making

6- FLEA MARKET or BROCANTE
The brocante is THE place where you can pick up a unique souvenir, some fantastic bargains and some real treasures to take home!

Flea market day in our village

Holy Cheese

Holy Cheese

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bonne Espérance (our Lady of Good Hope) yesterday.
Since 1868, Trappist nuns have been collecting milk from neighbouring farms to make The Trappe, this delicious artisanal cheese.

Location:
Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Espérance, La Trappe, Échourgnac (24410).
Directions : 1,5 km west from Échourgnac via the D8 going to Saint-Aulaye.
GPS : Longitude 45.127753° N – Latitude 0.213363° E.
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/Wk4DiBMK8WE2.
Site : http://www.abbaye-echourgnac.org/

For more info about Dordogne Food and Drink, visit our Collection: http://bit.ly/2jd1qpU

July/Augut Sale:1 WEEK LEFT AT 4290€ for our 5 bedroom manor house – No fees

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Say Cheese

Say Cheese

This morning we went to Echourgnac to buy the oldest cheese in the Perigord: La Trappe D'Echourgnac.

Vacuum-packed cheese for an easy transport : 18€/kg (photo: 0,840kg for 15,25€)

For more infos about this famous cheese: http://bit.ly/2p4Vlxq and the article I wrote a while ago: http://bit.ly/2oYh4fl

Location:
Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Espérance, La Trappe, Échourgnac (24410).
Directions : 1,5 km west from Échourgnac via the D8 going to Saint-Aulaye.
GPS : Longitude 45.127753° N – Latitude 0.213363° E.
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/Wk4DiBMK8WE2.
Site : http://www.abbaye-echourgnac.org/

For more info about Dordogne Food and Drink, visit our Collection: http://bit.ly/2jd1qpU

July/Augut Sale:1 WEEK LEFT AT 4290€ for our 5 bedroom manor house – No fees

Posted by Cheese Lover Isabelle at http://www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

#france #dordogne #beaumontduperigord #cheese #foodie #echourgnac##trappe#

 

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Cheese Almighty: La Trappe d'Echourgnac

Cheese Almighty: La Trappe d'Echourgnac

This is one of my all time favorite cheeses and we call it here, in our house, "Nuns Cheese"…. why???? Simply because it's been produced by nuns since 1868 at the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bonne Espérance (our Lady of Good Hope), near Double in Dordogne.

La Trappe d'Echourgnac is made from pasteurized cow’s milk. The Abbey produces two versions of the cheese; a traditional recipe based on Port Salut and a newer version of the same cheese but washed with walnut liqueur (the exterior rind is a dark, rich brown).

It's a mild cheese with a nutty flavour so it will appeals to a lot of people.

You can purchase them from the Abbey shop or in any good local supermarkets.

Location: Biscaye, 24410 ECHOURGNAC (75km from our rental ie 1h30min drive)

Opening hours of the shop:
July-August, every day from 2.30pm to 7pm
Outside the High Season, weekday from 2.30pm till 5.30pm and sundays 12.00-12.30 / 2.30-4.45pm / 5.45-6.30pm

For more info:
http://bit.ly/1MP9ZSF

Posted by Cheese Lover Isabelle at www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

#france #dordogne #echourgnac #cheese #foodie

   

In Album Holy Cheese: la Trappe d’Echourgnac

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