What is it you do?
"We bought this farm some years ago, and our plan is to renovate it from top to bottom. For now, we have the cheese dairy and ultimately we would like to expand the business to include bed & breakfast accommodation and an orchard. We make craft cheeses by traditional methods using unpasteurised cow's milk: six types of hard cheese, a fromage frais, and a few prepared items such as croquettes or a small bloomy rind cheese."
What prompted you to seek "Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO Global Geopark Partner" status?
"I believe we meet all the criteria characteristic of this region. We make and sell local, artisanal produce rooted in our terroir. And we are keen to develop our farm with and for the people of this region."
What is your approach to sustainable development and environment friendly practices?
"We produce artisanal cheeses made from locally-sourced raw materials and destined for sale locally. 80% of the milk we use comes straight from an organic farm in the same village. We sell what we produce directly through the farm shop, on markets and in a handful of outlets in the region."
Pierre-Xavier de Ville – Manager-Cheesemaker
rue principale, 27
0474 47 58 67