Food & Culture

Our French Alps Food and Drink Guide

France’s world renowned cuisine attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year. The French Alps has a traditional cuisine of its own- specialising in cheese, wine and baked goods, with local ingredients at its core. Read on to discover the best French Alps food and drink…

1. Raclette

This tangy, soft cheese can be found as a staple dish on menus amongst all good Alpine restaurants. Served at the table and melted using hot grill plates, it’s a great choice for couples wanting to share the Savoyarde experience. Each person can melt the cheese to their own liking and enjoy with sides including potatoes, salad and meat charcuterie. 

French Alps Food and Drink: Raclette
All of our partner properties come equipped with a Raclette machine, so you can enjoy the experience from the comfort of your dining room!

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2. In Tartiflette we trust!

Tartiflette is a hearty dish made with Reblochon cheese, potatoes and lardons – perfect after a day on the slopes! Originating from the Haute-Savoie region, Tartiflette is a must for those wanting to try new French Alps food. If you want to give it a go yourself check out our favourite recipe here.

French Alps Food and Drink: Tartiflette
You won’t have to look far to find Tartiflette on the menu whilst on your stay in the French Alps. Enjoy at a restaurant or make from scratch- it’s easy enough!

3. Fondue Savoyarde

This popular dish mixes local cheese with wine and garlic to create a delicious, thick dipping sauce. Generally, it’s served alongside charcuterie, salad, potatoes and crusty bread for dipping- and best enjoyed with local Savoyarde wine!

French Alps Food and Drink: Fondue Savoyarde
Food and drink in the French Alps doesn’t get much better than sharing a fondue with friends! Our properties all come with a fondue set, so you can try creating this dish from home!

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4. Diots

Diots are traditional Savoyard sausages, which are normally cooked in white wine and onions to add to their rich flavour. You will usually find Diots served with polenta or crozets (little squares of pasta) or occasionally in a sandwich from a local market stall.

French Alps Food and Drink: Diots
Local markets are a fantastic place to pick up great quality produce on your holiday!

5. Génépi

Génépi is a traditional herbal liqueur served in many restaurants in ski resorts across France. Perfect as a souvenir, or as a digestif to round off a hearty meal at your local Alpine restaurant! With a strong flavour, to some it may be an acquired taste, but it’s a must try for your next ski holiday!

French Alps Food and Drink: Génépi
If you haven’t tried Génépi yet, then your next trip to the French Alps is the perfect opportunity to pour yourself a glass!

Enjoy from home

If you’re travelling as a family, or you simply want to make the most out of your OVO Network property, then why not explore some stay at home options? Check out our page on food deliveries for more information.

We’ve explored just some of the fantastic food and drink in the French Alps, but there is so much to discover! If you’re a foodie looking for your next adventure, then head to an OVO Network property and start exploring more French Alps food!

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