Champagne's high levels of acidity and low quantities of sugar, make it a perfect complement to many kinds of foods as well as an aperitif served on its own. Classic Champagne and food combinations include oysters, shellfish, and lightly flavoured white fish with a young non vintage fruity Blanc de Blanc, whilst a more mature Blanc de Blanc vintage pairs better with Caviar.
During your champagne tour you can discover some of the following regional foods of Champagne:
Reims Ham: Jambon de Reims is local ham seasoned with nutmeg, parsley and shallots then cooked and coated in yellow breadcrumbs. Younger vintage champagne wines can work nicely with white meats.
Cheese: Chaource and Langres from the southern part of Champagne are soft cows’-milk cheeses. Chaource has come from the town of Chaource since the 1300s is matches well with a Blancs de Blanc. Langres is a stronger cheese and pairs well with a semi sweet Rosé.
Truffles: The Tuber Uncinatum variety are found in the forests of the Marne, the South Haut-Marnais and the plateau of Langres. Two groups of producers for each department assure the production. These truffles go well with Champagnes with a smooth and rounded texture like a younger vintage Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier.
Pink Biscuits: Light, firm, crunchy, vanilla-flavoured biscuits, which have been manufactured commercially by Fossier in Reims, since 1691. Perfect to dip into a light semi sweet or Rosé Champagne.
Food Tour Routes:
1. Foodie Route
2. Bistro Route
3. Bistronomic Route
4. Gastronomic Route
These routes revolve around visits to vineyards where you have the opportunity to try different foods during a multi tasting. During summer months a picnic in the vineyard 39€pp is an option.
Facility Visit ending with a Triple Cheese Cheese
Premier / Grand Cru Vineyard Tasting
Tasting Lunch in Hautvillers Au 36
Facility Visit ending with a multi Tasting with Fossier Pink Biscuits
Snail or visit Fossier and Dallet Chocolate
Follow in the footsteps of Dom Perignon (1640 - 1715) and Dom Ruinart (1657 - 1709) to discover top Champagnes from Prestige Houses and enjoy a gastronomic lunch at a Michelin starred or equivalent restaurant.Sample Routes