In cheese shops in the south of Gironde
Closely connected to the traditions of moving livestock between the pyrénées and the Gironde, Tomme de Bazas (made from cow’s milk) is now refined by Mr Villefer in Temple-sur-Lot. Livestock moved between Béarn and Gironde follows the same ancient tradition which originally brought milk and cheese production to the Bordeaux region. Ewes were then moved to the Gironde plains. Some producers continue the tradition and move their herd between the Béarn mountains and the Gironde plains. Resulting from the savoir-faire of Béarn cheese makers, these tomme cheeses have extremely refined aromas.
To experience livestock migration up close, you can follow Stéphane Irribéri and his flock’s journey (a herder from Aillas in Gironde) moving through Aquitaine each year. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to taste his tommes cheeses. Check out the website: www.laroutedelatranshumance.com