France: Jura

Around Arbois

Salins les Bains to Poligny
By Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 25 June 2014
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Epicurea, La Maison du Comté

Address: 5 Place des Déportés, 39800 Poligny
Tel: 03 84 37 16 05 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 46:50:4N (46.83439)     Longitude: 5:42:32E (5.70877)  

Hard to know whether to describe this as a wine shop or a cheese shop as it is very much both. Right in the middle of this busy little town, the shop was opened in 2008 by Philippe Bouvret whose cheese ageing business Essencia also own the cheese shop Maison Vagne in Poligny (at 5, Place Notre Dame) and in Château-Chalon. Working with local vignerons he is friends with, he has created his own label for each of the Jura appellations with a focus on organic wines (notable among these is a Côtes du Jura from Jean-François Ganevat featured in the Lons le Saunier guide) - there are usually a couple open to taste. There is a small range of other Jura wines with a selection from around France too. Needless to say the cheese selection, in particular the Comté is top class.

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