Clément Marais breeds his Saanen goats high up in the mountains, in the heart of the Villard-Reculas pastureland. He offers a full range of goats’ cheese, including tomme, raclette and fresh cheese, together with lovely fresh farmhouse eggs.
About : La Chèvre…rie- Breeding goats and chickens
I took over the Villard-Reculas goat farm in 2012. Situated at an altitude of 1500 m, the farm has around 50 Saanen goats that give us the milk to make cheeses on the farm.
What I like most about this life is working with the animals in this magnificent landscape, as well as the cheesemaking process itself. I am particularly motivated by farming that respects the environment. My specialities include goats raclette cheese, tomme, fromage blanc and dry fromage frais.
Soft and matured goat’s cheese;
Eggs during summer.
- At the farm
- Market stalls : Fridays morning in Alpe d’Huez (in July and August) and Saturdays morning in Bourg d’Oisans.
Guided visit of the farm: from 1/07 to 31/08 and from 15/12 to 30/04: Wednesdays at 5.30pm. Wednesdays at 5.30pm by appointment during the rest of year. Free of charge.
English - French
- Sales on site
- Tour free of charge
- Guided individual tours on request
- Individual tasting (free of charge)
- Guided group tours on request
- Average duration of the group tour: 40 minutes
- Average duration of the individual tour: 40 minutes
From 19/04 to 30/06 between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.
From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
From 01/09 to 19/12 between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
From 20/12 to 18/04, daily between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
Goat’s tomme: €25/kg
Soft and matured goat’s cheese: €1,90
Means of payment
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Access: In Villard Reculas, drive through the village (towards Huez) and turn into the lane on the right as you are leaving.