Perpezat is the high place of production of the fourme fermière de Rochefort. The producers will be happy to share their know-how with you.
Located at an altitude of 910m and bringing together 380 inhabitants, the town is located in the Plane valley: in the background, stand out the Tuilière and Sanadoire rocks, which mark the boundary between the Monts Dore and the Massif de la Banne d'Ordanche.
Fourme de rochefort-montagne
The commune of Perpezat is surrounded by pastures and mountain pastures and is exclusively dedicated to the breeding and cheese processing of the Fourme de Rochefort-Montagne. Confined to the surroundings of Rochefort Montagne, from where the origin of the denomination, the refining and the marketing are carried out by the producers themselves: it is a cheese farmer in the course of controlled label of origin. Ash gray in colour, this cheese is often compared to fourmes from Cantal and Aubrac, due to its history and manufacturing techniques. Its weight varies from 6 to 8 Kg and its diameter does not exceed 30 cm.
The Church of the Translation of Saint Martin
Built in 1592 and rebuilt in the 19th century, the neo-Romanesque church is dedicated to Saint Martin. Its orientation is contrary to tradition since the choir is to the west whereas churches are usually oriented to the east. This one, vaulted in cul-de-four, is decorated with a modern fresco in enamelled lava, representing Gospel episodes, the work of a local artist, Jean Amblard. On the square are erected a bread oven, a fountain, an iron mission cross as well as a very beautiful cylindrical lava cross. Probably from the 18th century, this marks the original location of the cemetery.