My new studies to the Pole Gastronomy make me discover a new world that I did not know well. We make outputs in mythical cities of the French gastronomy and taste joyfully sumptuous products. I learn a lot and I love it!
There are some weeks a go with my class, we went to Sancerre. It’s a small village known for its wine and Crottins de Chavignol. I must confess that I sometimes don’t know exactly what I’m doing here, especially with my beliefs of the far as possible plant based food. So find me on a farm that produces cheese was not which interested me most. In fact, I think it only confirmed my ideas. The farmer’s woman who presented his dairy milking her goats as objects with she can do what she wants with…
Honestly, I’m a little sad. This woman works at the farm since ever, now she is retired but must continue to work to help his son who took over the case. She hardly gain nothing with nevertheless a well-deserved retirement. I’m against animal exploitation and I struggle to understand those people who do not bother to apply. They hardly earn nothing to do with a difficult and unethical work, then is not it time to change agriculture? Including a farming which relates more to farmers and properly nourished mankind without harming to any living being? I will not go into this debate where there is so much to say but I just wanted to make a brief.
So I have not tasted the different goats that were offered to us.
After this farm we did the Maison de Sancerre, small museum that tells the history of wine in the region. It is located in the middle of the village. As we had some time, I have the opportunity to make a small turn in all these pretty streets with their beautiful houses. The time seems to be stopped with a little vintage side. It was really nice. I also made a detour to the little church.
Sancerre is above all known for its wine. Products clearly excited me more than cheese! So we visited a family vineyards after the village. It was brief. The tasting was much longer. We could taste the red, rosé and white wine. My favorite by far was the white, slightly fruity in the mouth. I took a bottle to make it taste to my relatives.
This day was quite friendly but the 3 hours one way, 3 hours back do not particularly interested me… However, it is always interesting to discover new places. I recommend therefore strongly this little corner of paradise.