Local Food Heroes

We feel that it is important that our guests know where the food for their meals comes from. ‘Food Heroes’ is our own initiative to support and promote local producers and suppliers. We source the finest, freshest local seasonal ingredients which allows us to revive original and powerful tastes and flavours that would otherwise be lost through transportation and reduces the number of ‘food miles.’

Noelle Sost

Organic cheese producer in the village of Sost at the head of the Barousse valley. Sample her cheeses (vache, brebis and mixed) at her farm's visitor centre.

Manel Pla

Goats cheese artisan on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. Using raw goats milk he makes the special soft, creamy Tabollet and Montllobé.

Isabelle Hampikian

Certified organic grower of fruits, vegetables and plants. All produce is seasonal. Meet Isabelle at Montrejeau market.

Emilian Berges

Certified organic apples and chickens from Valacabrere at the entrance to the Barousse valley.

Nestoise Beer

Beer brewed within 10km of our home using local organic ingredients, non-filtered and unpasteurised. There are 5 types: Bonde, Amber, Brown, Triple and a Houblonne blend.

Pastured Hens

Our hens perform many roles but are most famous for their fresh and nutritious eggs. We are grateful for every one as a gift from nature.

Rainbow Trout, Nistos Valley

Jean-Christophe Couribaut farms wild varieties of trout using organic feed that's fed by pristine mountain water.

Dardenne Chocolate

Founded by a doctor in search of a gluten free recipe in 1897. Now they make gluten, lactose, palm oil and soya free varieties of chocolate.

Julie At Velo Pyrenees

Julie is an ardent biodynamic gardener growing vegetables and fruits for the table.