Thursday, 26 May 2011

The Goat will be out again soon

June 4th will see the start of the 30th "Foire Nationale aux Fromages", to be held at Sainte-Maure de Touraine. It is on for both Saturday and Sunday see full details here

We went along last year and really enjoyed the event. Most memorable was the huge goat, complete with milk flowing from its udder, standing in prime position outside the Mairie!!

Yes; it's THAT huge..
Nothing left to the imagination here!
The fair is to promote and sell the local goats cheese and you can taste the various cheeses before you buy. Other stalls display a variety of local goods, wines and foodstuffs.

Last year saw a display of old agricultural vehicles and machinery well as many pens of livestock.

Part way through the proceedings there was a parade of dignitaries in full regalia (we are not sure why!!) but they made a colourful, if rather unruly, spectacle.

Apart from this, the dress code was somewhat more 'relaxed'

This year we will be taking my mother and son along and, judging by last year, it will certainly be worth a visit.

1 comment:

GaynorB said...

I've had some trouble posting comments, but can you believe we went to the Ste Maure cheese festival last year and missed the GOAT!!
Perhaps we'll go again this yeas and keep our eyes open.....