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Malleval-en-Vercors
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Local produce in the Vercors Regional Nature Park

Nestling in the heart of the Isère department, the Vercors Regional Nature Park is a veritable land of biodiversity and a mecca for French gastronomy. Known for its breathtaking scenery, the region is also famous for its local produce, a reflection of its rich culinary heritage. This article invites you on a gustatory journey to discover the authentic flavours of the Vercors, where tradition and quality meet to delight gourmets.

The Vercors: a gourmet natural setting

The Vercors Regional Nature Park, with its high limestone cliffs and vast plateaux, is an area of natural conservation and dynamic rural life. As well as its exceptional panorama, the Vercors boasts a diverse gastronomic offering, centred around emblematic products such as Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage, a protected designation of origin, and the famous Noix de Grenoble walnuts.

The Vercors: a gourmet natural setting

The Vercors Regional Nature Park, with its high limestone cliffs and vast plateaux, is an area of natural conservation and dynamic rural life. As well as its exceptional panorama, the Vercors boasts a diverse gastronomic offering, centred around emblematic products such as Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage, a protected designation of origin, and the famous Noix de Grenoble walnuts.

Discovering the flavours of the Vercors

Vercors cheesess

Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage, with its mild flavour and creamy texture, is the jewel of the region's cheeses. Produced with respect for tradition, it embodies the excellence of local know-how. Enter the world of an organic farm in the Vercors. At La ferme du Clos, not only can you sample local organic cheeses, but you can also take a walk in the company of donkeys, learning about organic farming practices.

Regional wines and spirits

The terroirs of the Vercors also produce quality wines and spirits. The Vercors distillery, for example, is renowned for its unique whiskies, crafted with passion and precision. We recommend a visit to Domaine Mayoussier, nestled in an elegant château whose origins date back to the 13th century. 6 grape varieties are grown on the estate: Syrah, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Pinot Gris and Persan. And the good news for wine lovers is that you can taste them all!

The delights of Grenoble walnuts

Grenoble walnuts, another treasure of the region, are appreciated for their delicate flavour and nutritional benefits. This flagship product is often used in local cuisine to add a touch of refinement to dishes and pastries.

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Au Roman du Vercors, plat du chef Hervé
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Enjoy pure culinary experiences in the Vercors

Meet the producers

Visiting the farms of the Vercors offers a unique opportunity to meet the producers and discover their environmentally-friendly working methods. These enriching exchanges help you to understand the origin and quality of the products.

Gastronomic activities not to be missed

The region offers a host of gastronomy-related activities, such as gourmet walks that combine culinary discoveries with the pleasure of walking. Events such as the Cani-rando also offer the chance to explore the countryside while sampling local produce. 

"Au roman du Vercors" is a restaurant in Beauvoir-en-Royans, where the cuisine is an expression of creativity and authenticity. Using quality local produce, this restaurant offers a gastronomic experience centred on simplicity and conviviality. Their menu changes with the seasons and culinary discoveries, promising memorably flavoursome dishes in a warm setting that reflects the owners' passion for cooking and sharing.

Experience a unique moment at the Cabane Café, set in an idyllic setting for a healthy and tasty picnic meal, while soaking up the natural spectacle offered by the cliffs and waterfall of Moulin Marquis. It's a real oasis for lovers of nature and sustainable gastronomy.

Where to find and taste local produce ?

The local markets, specialist shops and delicatessens of the Vercors are a must for anyone wanting to take home a little of this gourmet region. Stop off at the Cité de la Raviole Mère Maury to explore the craftsmanship behind the Dauphiné ravioles. A visit to the Cité is a plunge into the history and preparation of this culinary speciality, offering a tasting session that will delight your taste buds. Choosing products from the Vercors also means supporting the local economy and the passion of the artisans who lovingly work the land and its fruits.

Exploring the Vercors through its local produce is a gustatory adventure that will delight lovers of taste and sumptuous landscapes. By making the most of local produce, you're not only treating yourself to authentic moments of pleasure, you're also helping to preserve an exceptional culinary heritage. The Vercors awaits you for an unforgettable gourmet experience, where each product tells a story, the story of a land and its people.