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Fromagerie Papillon Caves

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Worth a visit

We did a free tour with Papillon, tasted and bought some cheese there, but then went across the... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
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Downward spiral to the heart of blue cheese

It is amazing to discover the techniques and the natural contribution of the hills. We have... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
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Free guided tour of our cellars in the small village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon.
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8 B avenue de Lauras, 12250 Roquefort Sur Soulzon, France
+33 5 65 67 23 50
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The free tour starts with 2 short videos, the first from long ago to show the ancestral way of producing Roquefort, and a recent one showing the evolution. The rest of the visit takes place in the caves themselves. The tour ends with tasting their...More

Thank DrApple93
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable tour guide shared the history and story of the world's greatest cheese. The cave tour is free and well worth the visit, especially for the samples at the conclusion. We had to refrain from buying a half-wheel to smuggle home in our...More

Thank luckyduc
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

You will like it if you have right expectations. Note that 1) they only have a few tours per day in English, 2) what you see is their historic caves, not the modern production line (although you will see it too in one of two...More

Thank KremlinGremlin
Reviewed 28 August 2017

When we learned they do not make cheese in summer we cancelled plans to visit. Warehouse empty, production line not operating.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We did a free tour with Papillon, tasted and bought some cheese there, but then went across the road to Coulet to taste and buy more there. According to the French person with us, Coulet cheese tastes better, and I would have to agree. The...More

1  Thank AlisonW2503
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent Roquefort cave visit. Starts with a 1927 movie on how Roquefort was made then (well made and entertaining), followed by a 2016 movie on how the cheese is made today (with great drone aerial views of the region, and really interesting to see the...More

Thank Brivette42
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing guided tour though a piece of history. The guide spoke in English french and Spanish flawlessly. Very informative!!

Thank Shawn K
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It is amazing to discover the techniques and the natural contribution of the hills. We have definitely enjoyed the visit of one of the best Roquefort. The visit is starting by 2 movies. I would recommend to update a little the media. Then the visit...More

7  Thank CKorenbeusser
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The village itself is fairly uninspiring but it's evident everywhere that this is the home of the cheese. We chose Papillion because it was the first we came across and there was no charge. The journey through the caves was quite atmospheric but disappointingly, no...More

Thank rickydodah
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Really enjoyed the cheese tasting and came back with lots of it but very disappointed that there was nothing in the caves other than empty shelves to see during the underground tour.

Thank Corinne T
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