Here the 1200 inhabitants defend their cultural heritage and creativity with passion and enthusiasm.
Just around a bend at over 3000 ft of altitude lies a village: Laguiole, proudly built around the church of Saint-Matthieu. In just a few hundred yards, your car journey takes you from the green and blue of the Aubrac plateau - scattered with brown dots that are the cows of the same name - to a lively village centre where several shops sell gastronomic products made in the Aubrac region. These include the famous Laguiole knives and the Forge de Laguiole workshop, where both the shop and the manufacturing facility can be visited for free all year round.
Walking around the village you can stop in any one of the restaurants that serve Laguiole pétites, Fromage et couteau de laguiole dishes of offal and veal, lamb and smoked ham simmered in a white wine and herb sauce. Pétites are served with an aligot, a local dish made of cheese and potatoes - a mouthwatering combination. To finish off your meal, don't forget to taste a fouace, a sweet brioche delicately scented with orange flower water.
Thanks to them, Laguiole and the Aubrac regionare as famous as the knives. Supported by a number of shop owners and artisans of Laguiole, the village's gastronomy has made an international name for itself thanks to Michel Bras. A Michelin-starred chef, he has created a culinary universe where the flavors of the Aubrac plateau can be found, intact, in his dishes, from recipes acclaimed by restaurant critics and adored by customers. The continued success of his restaurant is now assured thanks to his son, Sébastien Bras.
Note: Michel Bras and his brother André have designed a cheese knife produced exclusively by FORGE DE LAGUIOLE.