With the cold weather these days, dairy specialties are more in season than ever. Here is an anthology of restaurants that offer this dish in all its forms. Fondue, raclette, tartiflette or hamburger – cheese lovers are spoiled for choice. Open your mouth wide!
1 – The Biquette dairy
Bows. Open since 2019, Victor Lamouroux’s small dairy is always full. It must be said that the cheese counter visible from the outside catches the eye. Thanks to quality products chosen with care, the dishes on the menu change every week and according to the seasons. This week toast to Brie de Meaux. Do not miss the croque-monsieur with Emmental cream, Parmesan and goat cheese.
Preferring local products, you can find goat and sheep cheeses from the region and Aveyron ham. The restaurant, which can accommodate around thirty people, has a sunny terrace with a view of the arches of the Saint-Clément aqueduct.
> dairy Biquette, 54 boulevard des Arceaux. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm and Fridays until 10pm
2 – The cheese platter, a piece of Franche Comte
Bows. Located in the heart of Les Arceaux, L’Assiette aux fromages brings a little mountain to Montpellier. With its tiled tables, stone walls and exposed beams, Michel Ferreux, originally from Franche-Comte, welcomes you to a unique place.
Comté, cancoillotte or raclette, all its products come directly from the eastern region of France. With a large selection of charcuterie and regional wines, cheese lovers seem to be in the right place. If you’re still hungry after the hearty meals, the restaurant offers a wide choice of homemade desserts as well as a chocolate fondue and fresh fruit dip.
> L’Assiette aux fromages, 17 rue Gustave. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm then 7pm to 11pm
3 – Big Fernand and their runny burgers
Crest. In addition to offering homemade burgers with fresh products, they offer an impressive selection of cheeses. Let yourself be tempted by Victor with Fourme d’Ambert or Lucien with tomme de brebis. For the more adventurous, the Bartholomé combines mountain raclette and smoked pork belly. Johan, the manager, will delight the most demanding palates.
> Big Fernand, 6th place Jean-Jaurès. Open 7 days a week from 11.30am to 10.30pm and 11pm on weekends.
4 – Dusse la raclette, the perfect combination of fast food and tradition
Crest. Combining raclette and fast food, have you dreamed of it? They did. Open since January 6, 2023 in Montpellier, Dusse la raclette offers raclette bowls and altitude cheese burgers. On the spot, for takeout or delivery, the venue’s teams whip up bowls of gargantuan proportions.
Between €8 and €14: potatoes, double raclette and gherkins are the basis of your dish. You can then choose between the Veggie with mushrooms, the Tradi with serrano and the Tartufo with white ham and broken truffles. For dessert, the homemade ice cream and perso brioche are worth the detour.
> Dusse la raclette, 66 rue de l’Aiguillerie. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00 to 14.00, then from 19.00 to 22.00.
5 – Le Chalet Chamoniard, a mountain restaurant five minutes from the sea
Drugs. With its wooden decoration worthy of a mountain chalet, the Chalet Chamoniard offers dishes around Savoyard cheese. Raclette from €26, fondue for €22 and tartiflette for €20 will delight cheese lovers. The little extra, grills over a wood fire directly at the tables are available outside.
For a minimum of two people you will be entitled to a duo of meat, beef and poultry, a cheese pan with a choice of Reblochon, Polisson or Saint-Félicien, plus salad and homemade fries for just €32. way to extend the raclette season in the sun. Homemade desserts are offered such as wild blueberry tart and the ever-present chocolate fondue with fruit and sweets.
> The Chalet Chamoniard, avenue Macrel-Pagnol in Lattes. Open 7 days a week from 12.00 to 15.00 and from 17.00 to 23.00