Take a gourmet break ?
Let’s go and meet some of our local producers, sweet or savory?
How is it possible not to know about olives? Olive oil and its olive by-products are tapenades, crushed olive spreads or olivades. Here we are in the Clermontais right in the kingdom of the olive-growing culture. Our olive queens are the “lucques”, the “olivières”, the “clermontaises”… You can taste them in the mills or the markets and in shops in the area.
Just for you! An olive tapenade recipe concocted by Mathilde Bavoillot who writes a blog in the Languedoc: Sucré Salé!
- 200 grs of Lucques olives stoned
- 3 or 4 filleted anchovies
- 50 grs capers
- 50 grs ground almonds
- Olive oil and milled pepper
Mixez le tout en choisissant de rendre la tapenade plus ou moins fine suivant votre goût !
You should also try some of the goat’s cheeses, meat cuts from the local delicatessens and the seasonal fruit and vegetables that come straight from the producers. To accompany these delicacies, don’t forget some good bread to finish off a gourmet snack, with a little honey from the garrigues and some thyme or maybe some refined chocolate … Not forgetting a visit to one of the many wine domains where you will have help in choosing a good bottle of wine to go with your chosen goods.
Good surprises are waiting for you in some of the farm shops. The Clermontais producers are now in groups so as to promote their seasonal produce and not just … Make the most of it!