Flavours of Lot: A land of excellent local specialities and gastronomy, Lot is a treat for anyone’s taste buds.
Land of tradition and gastronomy, farmers, producers and chefs participate fully in the fame of the Dordogne Valley.
From the market stalls to the award-winning restaurants, savour black truffles, Rocamadour cheese accompanied by a glass of Glanes or Cahors wine, Quercy melon, saffron, or farmer’s lamb from Quercy, not to mention walnuts... All the flavour and quality of local products can be found on your plate.
Local products such as walnuts, truffles, plums and cheeses are the fruit of a generous land and come from the passion and work of the people who live there. The stalls change their products with the seasons and offer authentic flavours that are sometimes quite original.
All year long, the villages are lively and colourful on market days.
Lavish and gourmet, the table is here a lifestyle. With fruity flavours and farm products, we share our good restaurants...
Farmer’s lamb from Quercy, the “caussenarde” breed, is milk-fed in the shade of the oaks on the limestone plateau for 70 days. On the limestone plateau, short grass, dry stone walls and ewes with black-rimmed eyes: they look like they are wearing glasses!
The Rocamadour PDO is a delicious, creamy little goat's cheese.
Formerly called "cabécou", this little goat's cheese made from raw milk has been made on the Causses du Quercy since the 15th century. This soft cheese melts in your mouth, releasing subtle flavours of cream, butter and hazelnut.
Walnuts, to taste in all their forms.
The walnut tree is to the banks of the Dordogne what the olive tree is to Provence: the signature of a land, a landscape heritage and a source of wealth since the 10th century. Marbot, Corne, Granjean and Franquette are the four varieties that share the Walnut Périgord PDO.
The Carennac plum is a sun-drenched Reine-Claude variety.
Each spring, Reine-Claude plum trees bloom in light white clouds on the slopes of the Dordogne Valley. This plum also provides all its flavour to “The Old Plum” wine through a recipe kept secret for over a century.
The Quercy Melon is a summer treat.
Cultivated for nearly a century on the lands of Quercy, it has earned a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for its taste, its orange flesh and its melting flavour. To the delight of its fans who love it just as well natural, roasted, in soup or as jam.