Travel: Edmond Fallot Moutarderie (Dijon Mustard!)
When in Dijon… go to an artisanal mustard factory for a guided tour! One of the two remaining artisanal mustard factories in France. We had a brilliant guide Marie Thèrese and walked out with a bunch of different mustard for souvenirs. We have Fallot’s classic mustard in our fridge and boy it’s spicy but so good! The interesting trivia that struck me was that over 70% of the seeds are imported from Canada to be made into mustard and then exported as Fallot’s mustard.
Our guide told us that few go through the tedious process these days and Fallot remains one of the two artisanal moutarderie in the world. Very sad, but I hope they continue to preserve the craft of fine mustard.
The store is pretty state of the art with machinery set up and an interactive floor game with cornichons and various vegetables to step, slide, sweep away. And a counter set up for all types of flavours of mustard that run the gamut from yuzu to cassis. I recommend sticking to the classic. There are also organic soaps for sale just by the cash register, perfect souvenir gifts although you’d really want to keep it for yourself.
Spread the word and visit to keep the tradition alive. Edmond Fallot in Burgundy
Tours in English and French
31 rue du Faubourg Bretonnière – 21200 BEAUNE (France)
Tél. +33 (0)3 80 22 10 02
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