The Val d'Arly fruit cooperative
A cooperative called "Fruitière" designates workshops in which farmers pool the milk of their herds to transform it into cheese. It is an excellent way for them to preserve the rich milk of the summer for the winter by transforming it into large wheels of pressed cooked cheese. The Val d'Arly fruit cooperative has existed since 1969 and collects milk from the farms between Lake Annecy, the Val d'Arly and the Mont-Blanc region.
In the heart of the Reblochon and Beaufort PDO areas, the farmers have recently decided to develop a new production workshop to offer you the Savoie PGI raclette on the menu of our restaurant. Today the cooperative brings together 80 milk producers in 26 collection villages and employs 70 passionate employees in the 3 production workshops. The activity also has an impact on our landscapes, the herds allowing a natural maintenance of the mountain pastures and meadows that you have crossed to come to Frometon Chamonix.
For our exceptional products, we wanted an exceptional man. Pierre Gay is a man who has been passionate about cheese since he was very young, since he took over the cheese factory created by his grandfather in 1935 in Annecy in 1989.
His leitmotiv: to find the best products from small producers that he then refines in his century-old cellars.
In 2011, he was awarded the title of "meilleur ouvrier de France" for his work and his love for cheese. The richness of our regions' cheeses is a source of inspiration for him and he has put all his know-how and enthusiasm into selecting the noblest products that we offer you on the menu.