At an altitude of 1600 m, Virginie and Benjamin invite holidaymakers to come and discover their traditional farm. This new couple of breeders took over a herd of 60 goats and 4 goats! They organize free visits to watch the milking of the goats. Their specialty: "goat delight", a soft cheese with a bloomy rind awarded with a gold medal. To be enjoyed without delay!
Virginie and Benjamin Barbier: the new farmers and their goats
There are times in life when all the planets align. This was indeed the case for Benjamin and Virginie Barbier. During the first confinement, Benjamin sees the possibility of realizing his childhood dream: to have his own farm and raise goats in the mountains. Benjamin and Virginie then decided to quit their Ardennes life to come to Savoie. The couple and their three children sold the family electricity business to take over the Ferme du Mont Thabor and produce cheese on site.
Virginie and Benjamin welcome you with pleasure in the midst of their 60 biquettes and their companions for a tasting, a visit or the opportunity to bring home a good goat's cheese. We particularly recommend the wild garlic “enrobés” or the famous “délices”! And if you want to extend the experience, don't hesitate to sleep in the farm cottage!
Aperitif on the farm
Virginie and Benjamin welcome you for a friendly aperitif at the Ferme du Mont Thabor.
Share a warm moment discovering the Ferme du Mont Thabor, located in an exceptional setting. Virginie and Benjamin will be delighted to discuss their passion for their goats with you and will make you taste a cheese platter accompanied by a drink.
The goats are at the goat farm. It is snack time. Slip discreetly into this peaceful atmosphere to discover the profession of mountain farming and familiarize yourself with the animals.
Come and visit the alpine goats returning from the mountain pastures for milking; you can also enjoy their tasty cheeses, thanks to the direct farm shop.
Find Virginie and Benjamin at the Valmeinier market on Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to 13 p.m. during the winter and summer season. The perfect time to buy their delicious valminous products made with love.