Farmers Market Spotlight: La Montagne Des Saveurs
Tips on getting there:
There is limited parking near the Farmers Market so be sure to plan ahead. Plus, it makes for a great morning bike ride.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Get acquainted with the flavor of the Main Street Steamboat Springs Farmers Market, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the corner of Yampa and Seventh streets through Sept. 15.
Each week, 150 local and regional vendors bring their bounty to the market, featuring fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, handcrafted art, lotions, soaps, jewelry, furniture, clothing and more.
Don’t know where to start with this many vendors to choose from?
Meet La Montagne Des Saveurs, this week’s highlighted vendor.
Years at the Market: First year
Specialty: Try any of their imported cheese with variations: aged, mild to bold, sweet to salty, all with different flavors and aromas. A crowd favorite is their truffle cheese.
Raw French Aged Cheeses.
“Our import cheeses are unique because the French products coms out of our family owned cellar and you can actually find us at the green market in the south of France Provence, the Christmas market in Lausanne Switzerland to the Christmas market in New York City or simply at our cellar in the Alpes of Savoie,” said Camella Campomar, daughter of the Campomar family.
Factoid: La Montagne Des Saveurs was started by Joy and Damien Campomar in the small town of Avignon, France.
The passion and availability for local cheeses took them from admirers to cheese artisans. La Montagne cheese is produced and aged in caves with fresh farmer’s milk from different regions of France.
They sell cheeses at farmers markets in five different countries from Palm Beach Gardens to Brussels, they can be found in the south of France in the summer and in Switzerland, Belgium, London, New York City and south Florida in the winter.
Be on the lookout: Explore will be highlighting a Farmers Market vendor each week this summer.
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