Les Burons de Salers
Individuals or groups, come to discover the “Burons de Salers”. It is also the story of the Cantal departement. The House of the Salers Cheese and Cow and the House of the Salers Gentian. Tourism medal.
A country with rigorous winters, agriculture in the Cantal county is characterised by the transhumance of cattle to the high altitude meadows (the “estives”) in summer. On these plateaus, men built the “burons”, the Cantal equivalent to the high mountain pasture chalets in the Alps, to allow cheese making during the summer season. This way of farming gave rise to an exceptional pedigree cow, the Salers. This cow is one of the Cantal mountain emblems along with the gentian harvested from May to October by the “gençannaïres”.
An old miner with a passion for this ancestral way of exploiting the Cantal plateaus, rebuilt one of these “burons” in1996. The House of the Salers Cheese and Cow is today one of the most visited sites in the Northern Cantal (video, cheese tasting and sale). In 2002, Jean-Pierre LALLET rebuilt a second “buron” in collaboration with the Labounoux family, makers of gentian root aperitives since 1885. They created the exceptional site: the House of the Salers Gentian with tasting and sale of the Salers aperitive.
Available on request: a “Burronier’s meal” with a superb view on the mountains (outside or inside).
The wine “La Légendaire” ages here (Desprats Vins).
From 01/05 to 30/09, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.