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AOP raclette, highly spiced dried meat, carefully made rye bread – the region is bursting with culinary traditions and Alpine delicacies. Thanks to its privileged geographical location, the St-Bernard region enjoys an ideal climate, which is responsible for the richness of its local produce. Local specialities vie with haute gastronomy and quality wines for guaranteed enjoyment in the many restaurants in the region.
Les Alpes Restaurant in Orsières (with 17 Gault & Millau points) gives pride of place to traditional gourmet cuisine marked by regional flavours with a menu and daily specials focusing on local produce.
From the pastures to the dairy – learn about how raclette cheese is made and round off your day with a taste of authentic Raclette AOP.
Cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants is well established in the St-Bernard region. Thyme, leon balm, mint and several dozen other species are used to make Bio Alp tea, herb teas, spices, sweets or well-known cosmetics, thus bringing the benefits of the mountains within everyone’s reach.
Salted meats – previously required to preserve food, is today part of the region’s culinary traditions. IGP dried meat, raw ham and sausages – the number of Alpine delicacies to taste and relish is endless. You won’t be able to say no.