Activities – TOURRETTES-SUR-LOUP (Cormettes Farm)

Situated in the foothills of the Alps at an altitude of 800 metres, La Ferme des Courmettes raises a herd of 80 alpine-chamoisée goats and produces organic goats cheese.  The fromagerie adheres to European standards and the cheese and milk are regularly analysed by veterinarians of the Alpes-Maritimes.

In July 2011, they were awarded 2 gold medals and a silver medal for some of their cheeses from the fromagers of the Alpes-Maritimes.  They offer aromatic chèvre (with Provençe herbs, pepper or pesto), fromage frais and Tomme de chèvre.

The farm offers guided tours, cheese-tasting and cheese-making sessions (they also welcome groups) and they are open every day from morning to noon, and again in the afternoons.  The cheese is sold onsite, and is also found in local eateries in Tourrettes sur Loup including Auberge de Tourrettes (11 route de Grasse), and Le Bistrot Clovis (21 impasse de la Grand-Rue).

Travel tip:  Bus numbers 94 and 400 travel from Nice but you must change at Vence, then take another bus (number 510) from Vence to Tourrettes-sur-Loup so I advise that you travel via car due to the location of the farm.

Address:  Route des Courmettes, 06140 Tourrettes sur Loup.  Reservations can be made via Bruno Gabelier on email gabelierb@aol.com

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