La Ferme du Val Gelon is a family farm located at the entrance to Maurienne, halfway between Chambéry and Albertville.
The farm was created in the early 80s by Jacques and Christiane, with a flock of Thônes and Marthod sheep. Over the years, the business has grown and the meat is sold to local butchers and individuals. Today, their son Baptiste has raised a herd of 700 Lacaune dairy sheep. The ewes are divided into 3 birthing batches to have cheese all year round. In fact, the sheep's lactation only lasts 6 months! Lambs are raised for meat. Transhumance takes place from June 1st on the Arbaretan mountain pasture in Saint Alban d'Hurtières, until approximately September 30th. The flock is thus guarded by the shepherd and the Patous dogs. In winter, the animals are fed on fodder and cereals produced on the farm.
The milk is entirely transformed into tommes, yogurts and various lactic cheeses, but also into Lauzière, a raclette-type cheese!
To revalue the whey from cheese making, pigs are raised and processed on the farm.
Thus, the shop adjoining the cheese factory sells all the farm's products, but also other items from producers in the region (wines, jams, cheeses, etc.).
It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 19 p.m.; Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A catering service activity complements the main activity.
Spoken languages Français
Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Cash