The rich cuisine of Midi Pyrenees is delicately flavoured with spices to remind you of the region’s closeness to Spain. Some of the finest foie gras is served here, along with pate, truffles and Toulouse cassoulet - a stew of goose or duck, pork and sausages and white beans with garlic and spices.
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon is the birthplace of world-famous Roquefort ewes milk cheese. Ripened on oak shelves in rock caves, the process hasn’t changed since the Middle Ages. (Tastings can be arranged in Roquefort village).
Try Bleu de Causses, also matured underground and Rocamadour goats cheese.
Markets sell wonderful tomatoes, melons, strawberries and peaches, vegetables and pink Lautrec garlic. Pave du Quercy is a traditional cake, decorated with nuts, raisins and crystallised cherries.
Sample Fronton and Gailliac wines, dark red wine from Cahors and don’t forget to take a glass of good Armagnac with your coffee.