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Maison Philippe Olivier

A day visit to one of the Maison Philippe Olivier, renowed as the king of cheeses from the north in in Lille, Lens or Boulogne-sur-Mer.

A day visit to Boulogne-sur-Mer, Lens or Lille and la Maison Philippe Olivier.  , who is known as the Roi des Fromages du Nord (the king of cheeses from the north). Philippe Olivier, meilleur fromager de France 1996 and Trophée Rabelais – meilleur fromager de France, is known as the Roi des Fromages du Nord (the king of cheeses from the north).  He is a member of the Guilde des fromages-affineur, author of many works on milk and raw milk cheeses; their production methods and most importantly he has actively supported, promoted and is responsible for resurrected long-lost cheeses from the North of France.

Now run by his son Romain, we make this pilgrimage to his original shop to experience the over three hundred cheese Olivier stocks there and in particular to focus on the over 29 other local cheeses usually on hand. We lunch at the famous seafood restaurant, la Matelotte and if there is time take in a bit of the town.

Leave from Paris: 8h00 – 10h30
Return to Paris: 15h00 – 17h30
Size of group: 2 – 6 people
Cost: €250 per person self-guide or €500 per person with guide
Trip includes Transportation, tasting at the shop, a specially selected menu de terroir lunch
When: Tours Wednesday
We can customise the day on demand


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Nord Pas de Calais – Maison Philippe Olivier


Visit the Nord Pas de Calais region where Philippe Olivier is know as the king of northern cheeses! Today his son offer the best of these famous cheeses in Lille, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Lens all from this master affiner.


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"Spend the day experiencing these fabulous big cheeses from the master affiner - Philippe Olivier."

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