Gastronomic Souvenirs You Ought To Bring Home!

You’ve experienced the best on your French holiday and now it’s time to bid au revoir. But before you part ways with France, let the memories of your sojourn linger a bit longer by bringing home these souvenirs.

Get inspired from the French King Louis XVI and serve your guests a long-held culinary specialty – the sweet, crunchy Pink Biscuit from Reims, capital of the Champagne region. Dunk it into your favourite glass of bubbly and allow to be transported to the intoxicating town of Reims.

Change your ordinary meals into a culinary experience à la française by sprinkling some Fleur de sel or the “caviar of salts” from Guérande, Brittany.

Protected by an appellation controlée and geographical indication, the Dijon mustard from Dijon, Burgundy is serious business. Add some spice to your life with a jar of this creamy condiment that pairs beautifully with Indian cuisine. Trust us – your kitchen would be incomplete without it!

Organic products are something that we are always on the lookout for. From the South of France, bring back some Herbes de Provence, a traditional blend of aromatic dried herbs used as a seasoning. Once you’re done gazing at the swaying Lavender fields, buy some lavender products- honey, oils or essences - known for their holistic healing properties.

Forget the classics like Camembert, Gruyère, or Brie for a while and step outside your comfort zone. Try Roquefort, the blue cheese with a strong, salty taste from the South of France, the Reblochon, a semi-soft cheese from the Haute-Savoie region and the Vieux Comté, a creamy, nutty-tasting cheese from the Franche-Comté region. A cheesy French love affair indeed!

Get a bottle (or many, we won’t judge) of the flinty, savoury Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire Valley and pair it with goat cheese. On sultry summer days, swig a mouthful of chilled Provencal rosé with relish. Liven up your cocktails with black current liqueur or ‘crème de cassis’ from Burgundy.