After long, exciting two days in Dijon and Arbois, we headed to Saint-Laurent en Grand Vaux and drove through the Jura mountains. We visited the Fruitiere de Grand Revier, which is a cooperative cheese dairy where we observed the process of making and aging Comte and Morbier Cheese. We also had a tour inside the cheesery and the storage place where they aged their cheeses and saw how the new technology is used in salting and flipping cheeses through robots.
Then we headed to our fourth picnic’s location – Baume Les Messieurs- one of the most beautiful valleys I have ever seen!!
We had our picnic and visited the village and the abbey which goes back to the 16th century.
Before going back to Cluny, we stopped by the Fruitiere Viticole de Voiteur – The Jura Wine Cooperative – where we visited their winery and tasted their famous Vin Jaune. We met one of the oners who explained how this specific wine is different from any other one and it can only be made in the Jura Mountains by a very specific bacteria.
Then, we went back to the beautiful Cluny!