Fromagerie Durand

Fromagerie Durand, Argentan: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Fromagerie Durand Reviews: 4.5/5

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David C
London, UK86 contributions
A great visit
Oct 2017 • Couples
Polite, helpful, friendly staff. The self guided tour was fairly short but had plenty of informative posters and large windows to inside the facility clearly showing the whole process. We tried the cheese and cider tasting, which did come with bread.

The opening hours of this place are great, you'll be hard pushed to find it closed! Definitely worth a visit if you're nearby.
Written December 26, 2017
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Simone M
Paris, France169 contributions
great Camembert experience
Aug 2017 • Couples
My wife and me arrived to this "fromagerie" on August 15th during the "portes ouvertes" for degustation of cheeses and visit of cheesemakers.

It was a very relaxing and nice experience. We enjoyed the visit to the farm, we had the chance to see the process of making the camembert and had the chance to try an assortement of home made cheeses. The Camembert done by the Durand themselves, the other three from fromageries in the neighborhood. Everything accompanied by bread and local made cydre, and a local made digestive made of milk and apple (very tasty). In the end it was an excellent cheese-based lunch for only 6 euros!

Definitely recommended if you love cheese (but otherwise you would not go to Camembert)
Written August 16, 2017
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monkandthelaw
Eau Claire, WI109 contributions
Good local cheese
Jul 2017 • Family
A swing into this local cheese producer is worth it. Cheese is of high quality, very tasty. Drop in and eat well.
Written August 2, 2017
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK6,303 contributions
See the chees being made
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is a very interesting place to go to. There is a free tour that you do yourself with information boards in english and French describing the Process. Through the windows you can see the cheese being made and see the cheeses maturing.
You can pay to try the cheese and there are cheese to buy there too.
You can also see the cows and the calves too.
We then went onto the Camembert Museum at Camembert which worked out very well.
Written September 13, 2016
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Rick_The_Builder
North Wales - UK248 contributions
Open, but might as well been closed
Sep 2016 • Family
A bored woman looked up from her phone long enough to tell us we could walk round the outside of the building and look in the windows, and see the cows. We have cows at home, so the excitement was pretty low.

Certanly noting like the tourist leaflets would have you beleive it was.

My son, the cheese fan, was very disapointed not to see cheese making, or be offered some tastings.
Written September 13, 2016
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Iryna Zhu
Horgen, Switzerland113 contributions
The best way to taste real Camembert
Jul 2016 • Friends
Must visit for real cheese-lovers! Interesting guided tour, pretty scenery of pastoral Normandie, authentic hand-made Camembert testing with cider and local confiture for just 6 EUR. And the cheese had nothing to do with a kind of Camembert you buy elsewhere (even in a good fromageri in Paris where I normally buy it)
Written August 16, 2016
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EbnerM
Groningen, The Netherlands256 contributions
great camembert with explanation
May 2016 • Family
if you have a car (and little time) - go visit this relatively new, but very enthusiastic fromagerie just few kilometers from the village of Camembert itself. You will get not only very good AOP cheese (and other normandy cheeses, and creme fresh, and caramel beurre sale, and ... good explanation about when and how to eat the cheese, what to take care off when you store it etc. You can even make a tour in the production.
Written May 15, 2016
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madly99
New York, NY61 contributions
Delicious cheese - bring your bread!
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is a fun stop if you like camembert, are curious about cheese production, or just want to support an excellent family business. The free visit is pretty minimalist - a 5-minute video showing each step in the camembert production process, then a self-guided tour outside with posters explaining pretty much the same thing, next to windows into each of the production rooms. We visited in the afternoon, but I would imagine on a production morning, you would get to see the work in action. It was really interesting to see how cheese is produced by hand on a small farm with the cows grazing nearby. Monsieur Durand himself was working alone the day that we went and smilingly answered any questions we had. He also kindly sold us a cheese (about 4 euros) at room temperature when we told him we wanted to eat it right away. There are a couple of tables just outside of the shop where you can take in the fresh country air, but unfortunately, no bread!

So, do yourself a favor, and stop in Vimoutiers first to buy a baguette before coming here and maybe bring a knife. (We highly recommend the boulanger Lechevrel Fabrice on Rue du 8 mai because the woman who worked there was super sweet and lent us her knife to slice up our cheese.)

You may also want to call ahead to verify hours.

Btw, the cheese was amazing.
Written June 27, 2015
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