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Roquefort - the cheese and the village

 

Imagine, discover, taste and savour

Caves de Roquefort SociétéOne of the entrances to the Causse du Larzac south of the Massif Central, Roquefort is nestled at the foot of the Combalou cliffs and jealously guards the secret of the King of cheeses.

A site to discover that will awaken all your senses...

 


Roquefort, the tasting experience par excellence!

Located south of the plateau of Larzac, Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, home of the famous cheese is an iconic site tucked away in the heart of a totally unspoiled environment. This land has  drawn its wealth from its rich geography for centuries. It required a mountain to collapse in order for the network of underground cracks to form the "fleurines" whereby the caves are naturally ventilated.

Exploring the caves, you will discover an ancient tradition - no less than the secrets of making the King of cheeses! Let us guide you as you taste and learn about the unique flavour that makes our cheese the highest ranked French Appelation d'Origine Controléé. Sharpen your senses and prepare your taste buds - a visit to the cellars of Roquefort invites you to share what the region values most highly.

The village and its history

Village de Roquefort Sur SoulzonThe Story of Roquefort: reflections from today and testomonies from yesterday.

A small village with one street single, lives to the rhythm of of Roquefort cheese. Its identity is revealed through the testimonials and stories.

A walking tour with photography and sound takes you to selected places  revisited by the school children of Roquefort as part of an educational project to evoke the history of the cheese capital of the world.

Download the story of Roquefort here: Raconte moi Roquefort: regards d’aujourd’hui et témoignages d’hier.

 

A unique geological heritage site

Don't leave Roquefort without having walked one of three themed walking trails: the Ladder Trail, the Mushroom Trail, and the Menhir Trail, each with its own unique character. Signposts and information posts about the geological characteristics of the site guide your steps, while you take in the perfectly preserved landscape around you.

Visites virtuelles RoquefortFind out more:

Arranged in superposed levels, the caves are are ventilated by fleurines (natural galleries) that maintain a constant temperature all year round, from 8 ° to 12 ° C and a humidity of 95% due to infiltration of water through the scree. The Roquefort refines slowly in this environment composed of stone and wood. you can visit the refining caves all year round to discover the mysterious world of the King of Cheeses. You can also buy the produce in one of seven specialist shops. 

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