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Cheese Festival Rocamadour

Listed under Festivals in Midi-Pyrenees, France.

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The village of Rocamadour annually hosts the largest cheese festival in the south of France on every Whit Sunday. Gooey, runny, smelly cheeses of all ages and flavours are available for tasting and purchasing from the open market, and there is also a cheese competition. Music, a barbeque, and a dinner and dance with a band called Les Milandes are also parts of the festival worth attending. The regional specialties include goat and Roquefort cheeses, truffle pâté, lamb, and confits et magrets of duck and goose. However, the kinds of cheeses are always a surprise when the 40 producers from 15 regions in the south come to Rocamadour to feature their culinary creations.

Written by  Tara Fuller.

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France is indeed a cheese paradise. Recently I can across a book of poetry on French cheeses...mouthwatering

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