Home La Chèvre…rie- Breeding goats and chickens
Clément Marais breeds his Saneen 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.
I took over the Villard-Reculas goat farm in 2012. Situated at an altitude of 1500 m, the farm has around 50 Saanens 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.
- Sales on site
- Tour free of charge
1/12 to 30/04: Everyday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
1/05 to 30/06: Everyday except Monday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
1/07 to 31/08: Everyday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
1/09 to 30/11: Everyday except Monday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Goat’s tomme: €25/kg
Soft and matured goat’s cheese: €1,90
Access: In Villard Reculas, drive through the village (towards Huez) and turn into the lane on the right as you are leaving.
La Chèvre...rie- Breeding goats and chickens
1, route du Clôt de l’église