40 Food-Loving Tours in Wallonia - A Taste of the Good Life!

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A Taste of the Good Life! If you love good food then Wallonia qualifies with flying colours. It is easily distinguished by diversity, quality, but also the distinctiveness of its products, their transformation and their promotion. This map offers a selection of 40 producers and artisans who are proud to showcase their wares, their know-how, their generosity and their identity. Many offer visits at fixed dates and times. Meet the Brewers

Meet the Chocolatiers

Since November 2016, Belgium’s beer culture has been listed as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

Belgium is known around the world for the quality of its chocolate. It is savoured as much as one enjoys a wine. If Belgian chocolate is so well savoured and appreciated, it is above all thanks to the knowhow of Belgian chocolatiers. Their pralines, boxes of chocolates, bars, spreads, or even macarons are exported to all continents. Indeed, many regularly receive international awards. Traditionally made and often novel, Belgian chocolate remains a gourmet product appreciated by all. The artisan chocolatiers will tell you about their passion, their selection of cocoa and the making of chocolate from the bean itself, this is referred to as «bean to bar».

Beer is ubiquitous in Wallonia – there are more than 500 different ones.

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Blondes, browns, ambers, whites, fruity, stouts, lambic and seasonal beers... There’s something for everyone. Many regional culinary preparations incorporate this delicate beverage that often accompanies moments of celebration and conviviality. Did you know that of the eleven Trappist abbeys in the world, three are Walloon: Orval, Chimay and Rochefort? A GR (long distance) discovery trail has even been created for hikers stopping at abbeys with Trappist beers and breweries.

Meet the Winegrowers and Distillers The history of Walloon vineyards dates back to the middle ages. Wineproduction was abandoned in the Renaissance and revived in the 1960s. Since the beginning of the 21st century and mainly in the last ten years, a new enthusiasm has been generated. The Walloon region has two production approaches: traditional grape varieties (Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris...) and hybrid grape varieties (Bacchus, Regent...). There are three AOPs – appellations d’origine protégée (Protected Designations of Origin), and a designation with indication géographique protégée (IGP) or Protected Geographical Indication: • Côtes de Sambre et Meuse (AOP); • Vin de pays des Jardins de Wallonie (IGP);

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• Crémant de Wallonie (AOP) et Vins mousseux de qualité de Wallonie (AOP). Wallonia has several distilleries. They produce popular spirits such as brandies, liqueurs, gin and fruit wines which are made according to unique or traditional recipes, and not forgetting 100% Belgian whisky whose reputation goes beyond our borders.

Meet Other Producers On the winding roads of Wallonia, the invitation to sample gourmet pleasures is dense and varied and is not limited to beer, wine or chocolate. Many other quality products are made in order to safeguard traditions but also in an innovative and unique spirit; • Sirop de Liège (Syrup from Liège) produced with apples and pears from many orchards in the “Pays de Herve” region; • Jambon d’Ardenne (Ardenne ham), salt-cured meats and venison of the Ardennes forests; • Charcuterie and ostrich meat; • Snails, symbols of the city of Namur but not exclusively; • Herve cheese with raw milk, the only Belgian cheese recognized as PDO (protected designation of origin); • Ewe’s cheese produced in authentic sheepfolds; • The succulent strawberries of Wépion; • Mustards, condiments and other piccalillis; • Jams, jellies, fruit jelly… All you have to do is prepare your itinerary and discover all these gourmet and exceptional treasures that make our region famous. Keep in mind, however, that alcohol abuse is harmful to health. Consequently, consume and enjoy in moderation.

Enjoy your visit to food-loving Wallonia!


40 Food-Loving Tours in Wallonia AMSTERDAM ROTTERDAM ANTWERPEN

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Beers

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1. Brasserie Dubuisson

Tournai

N7

Leuze-en-Hainaut

2. Brasserie à vapeur 3. Brasserie Dupont 4. Brasserie Saint-Feuillien 5. Micro-brasserie des Hostieux Moines de l’Abbaye de Villers en Brabant 6. Brasserie du Bocq

E42 N51

E19

E19

Mons

N5

FRANCE

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N97

Ciney

Dinant

Chimay

15. Espace Chimay

15

N99

E411

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Viroinval Couvin

16. Abbaye d’Orval

Hotton Marche-enFamenne

Tellin

GIVET N40

12

La Roche-enArdenne N4

N86

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N62

Houffalize

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Amel

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35

Vielsalm 26

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Meuse

Barvaux-sur-Ourthe

27

Erezée 38

7

Rochefort

Lac de Virelles

14. Brasserie de Rochehaut

Amblève

Durbuy

Lac de Robertville

10

40

30 N92

Malmedy Stavelot

E25

N63

N4

Anhée

E42

36

Spa

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N40

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13. Brasserie Lupulus

N68

Verviers

Aywaille

N53

12. Brasserie d’Achouffe

Lac d’Eupen Lac de la Gileppe

24

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N90

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11. Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu

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N97

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Walcourt

Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure

E42

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Liège

N90

Charleroi N5

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10. Brasserie de Bellevaux

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7. Brasserie Caracole 9. Brasserie {C}

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Thuin

N80

Herve

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N69

N61

Namur

17 N40

22 N65 Mehaigne

21

La Louvière R3

E40

Gembloux E42

N90

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N91

E411

N4

Villers-la-Ville

A54

Le Rœulx

AMIENS PARIS BORDEAUX

8. Brasserie des Fagnes

5

Nivelles 4

HAINAUT

N25

18

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25

Ottignies - Louvain-la-Neuve

19

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N56

E42

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Waterloo

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Wines and spirits 17. Distillerie de Biercée 18. Villers-la-Vigne 19. Les Apéros de Philomène 20. Made in Bioul – Château de Bioul

30. Moutarderie et Musée de la Moutarderie Bister 31. Musée de la Fraise et le Jardin des Petits Fruits

22. The Owl Distillery

32. Escargotière de Warnant 33. Fromagerie du Vieux Moulin 34. Siroperie Artisanale d’Aubel

E411

E25

39

REIMS

29. Escargotière Saint-Véron

21. Domaine Viticole du Chenoy

Chocolates

37

Other producers Legend

Vresse-surSemois

Tour of facilities

N89

14

Bertrix

N83

Tour and tasting Paying activity Group tour

23. Chocolaterie Vanlieff’s

35. Montenauer Schinkenräucherei

Individual tour

24. Darcis Chocolatier

36. Spa Monopole – L’Eaudyssée de Spa

Sales counter

25. Didier Smeets Chocolatier

37. Bergerie d’Acremont

Language of tour

26. Cyril Chocolat

38. Autrucherie du Doneu

27. Chocolatier Defroidmont

39. Ferme des Sanglochons

28. Les Chocolats d’Edouard

40. Confiturerie Saint-Amour

Neufchâteau

Bouillon

Beers

GRAND-DUCHÉ DE LUXEMBOURG

N85

28 is

16

Semo

N87

Arlon

Wines and spirits

Virton Chocolates Other producers

Opening days and tour times : visit the producers’ website or visitwallonia.co.uk/FoodandDrink. Alcohol abuse is harmful to health. Consume and enjoy in moderation.

N82

LUXEMBOURG METZ NANCY LYON MARSEILLE DUDELANGE


Beers

2. Brasserie à vapeur The last steam brewery in the world. Just as

1. Brasserie Dubuisson - Beerstorium Wallonia’s oldest brewery is 250 years old. Explore the all-new interactive museum space combining 3D animations and virtual reality, the Dubuisson Beerstorium. Immerse yourself in the history of the brewery and the world of its beers. Unique: an escape game where you will try to solve the puzzles of the locally famous trolls. You can also combine a traditional tour of the brewery. Specialities : Cuvée des Trolls, Bush, Surfine saison

Chaussée de Mons 28

Specialities : Saison de Pipaix, Vapeur en Folie, Vapeur Cochonne

Rue du Maréchal 1 7904 Pipaix (Leuze-en-Hainaut) +32 (0) 69 66 20 47 www.vapeur.com

3. Brasserie Dupont A family brewery specialising in the manu­

7904 Pipaix (Leuze-en-Hainaut) +32 (0) 69 67 22 22 www.dubuisson.com

facture of bottle-conditioned beers. Part of the production is brewed in the traditional way, under an organic label. During your visit you can observe the meticulous gestures that govern the work of brewer. Cheeses are produced onsite and will of course be part of the tasting.

Specialities : Saison Dupont, Moinette, Avec les bons vœux de la Brasserie Dupont

Rue Basse 5 7904 Tourpes (Leuze-en-Hainaut) +32 (0) 69 22 56 39 www.brasserie-dupont.com Brasserie Dubuisson © WBT - Denis Erroyaux

it was in the past, it is a twelvehorsepower team engine that operates the production equipment. In this old authentic workshop, you will discover the secrets of making craft and 100% natural beers, from the brewing stage to bottling.

4. Brasserie Saint-Feuillien Since 1873, 5 generations have succeeded each other in the development of this authentic brewery. The old part is like a journey back in time as well as the new state-of-the-art brewing facilities can be visited. Beer lovers can enjoy their tasting with a cheese matured by master cheesemaker Jacquy Cange. Specialities : Abbaye St-Feuillien, Saison, Grisette

over a wood fire. During your visit you can learn more about the history of the place, the raw materials used and the unique brewing process.

Rue d’Houdeng 20 7070 Le Rœulx +32 (0) 64 31 18 18 www.st-feuillien.com

Specialities : Saxo, Caracole, Nostradamus

5. Micro-brasserie des Hostieux Moines de l’Abbaye de Villers en Brabant Located on the site of the former Cistercian abbey, this microbrewery produces 5 organic beers. During your visit, a Master Brewer monk in his religious habit will explain the manufacturing techniques and tell you the story of the brewery and that of the monks of Villers, motivated by the re-operation of the brewery on this exceptional place.

Specialities : Lumineuse, Ténébreuse, Dom Placide De

Avenue Georges Speeckaert 50 1495 Villers-la-Ville +32 (0) 495 24 26 12 www.villers.be

6. Brasserie du Bocq In a small village in the Bocq Valley, the brewery has been active since 1858. It has remained faithful to the traditional processes of making top fermented beers with bottle conditioning. Appreciate a quality brew and the expertise involved with a professional guide.

Specialities : Blanche de Namur, Blanche de Namur rosée, Gauloise

Rue de la Brasserie 4 5530 Purnode (Yvoir) +32 (0) 82 61 07 80 www.bocq.be

7. Brasserie Caracole A living museum of craft brewing, this picturesque brewery still works in the old-fashioned way and brews in copper vats heated

Côte Marie-Thérèse 86 5500 Falmignoul (Dinant) +32 (0) 82 74 40 80 www.brasseriecaracole.be

8. Brasserie des Fagnes During your self-guided visit, you can browse a former restored brewery, which is still in working order, as well as a modern brewery that will allow you to taste beers taken directly from the vats. Apart from guided tours, educational signs explain the evolution of its 150 year old brewing techniques. Free visit except tasting. Specialities : Fagnes, Gold, Triple

Route de Nismes 26 5660 Mariembourg (Couvin) +32 (0) 60 31 39 19 www.fagnes.com

9. Brasserie {C} In the heart of the city of fire, at the foot of the Bueren Mountain, Brasserie C invites you to a tasting tour through the magnificent Béguinage where the vats are installed. A demonstration of the work of a brewer as well as an explanation of the production of beers, from the cereal field to the glass, add to the visit.

Specialities : la Curtius, la Black {C} et la Smash {C}

Impasse des Ursulines 14/24 4000 Liège +32 (0) 4 266 06 92 • www.brasseriec.com


+32 (0) 87 69 28 28 www.abbaye-du-val-dieu.be

12. Brasserie d’Achouffe

Specialities : Chouffe, Chouffe Soleil, Chouffe Cherry

Achouffe 32 • 6666 Wibrin (Houffalize)

Specialities : Blonde de Bellevaux, Brune de Bellevaux, Malmédy Triple De

Rue de la Foncenale 1 4960 Bellevaux (Malmedy) +32 (0) 80 88 15 40 www.brasseriedebellevaux.be

11. Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu This brewery is located in the very heart of the remarkable and peaceful site of the Abbey of Val-Dieu, in the “Pays de Herve” region. During your visit you will learn more about the beer making process and the way beers are always brewed according to the recipes developed by the monks. Be sure to book a combined tour of the abbey and the brewery. Specialities : Val-Dieu Blonde, Val-Dieu Triple, Val-Dieu Grand Cru

Spécialité : Trappiste Abbaye d’Orval

Rue du Palis 85

Orval 1 • 6823 Villers-devant-Orval (Florenville) +32 (0) 61 31 10 60 • www.orval.be

15. Espace Chimay

+32 (0) 61 23 04 44 • www.chouffe.com Brasserie Achouffe © WBT - Denis Erroyaux

I n the Eastern Cantons, a stone’s throw from Malmedy, this authentic microbrewery is established on an old Ardennes farm. Thanks to a guided tour by a family member you can learn more about the history of the place and almost all the secrets of the production of the brewery’s craft beers. A tasting area also offers regional produce to sample.

Specialities : Blonde, Brune et Triple de Rochehaut

The Trappist beer of Orval Abbey remains more than ever a treasure trove of Walloon’s gourmet heritage. Although the manufacturing sites are not accessible to the general public, an interactive presentation space will allow you to unravel the secrets of the brewing know-how of one of the most famous Trappist beers in the world.

6830 Rochehaut (Bouillon) +32 (0) 61 46 10 00 brasseriederochehaut

10. Brasserie de Bellevaux

16. Abbaye d’Orval

Located in the heart of a picturesque village overlooking the Semois, this brand new family microbrewery is open for visits allowing visitors to see the production and bottling area. Tastings and a dining area are also part of the experience. Free visit except tasting.

Chimay’s Trappist beers are more than 150 years of tradition and authenticity. As the brewery is not visitable, you can disco­ ver the «Chimay Experience» museum, an interactive and permanent exhibition to learn all about the history, know-how and secrets of making beers as well as Chimay’s Trappist cheeses. Specialities : Trappiste Chimay Brune, Trappiste Chimay Rouge, Trappiste Chimay Dorée De

13. Brasserie Lupulus

he brewery with its state-of-the-art facili­ T ties is housed in a typical and beautifully restored former Ardennes farmhouse. The guided tour will take you to the heart of the facilities, with views of the brewing and bottling areas. Bar area and friendly food service.

Specialities : Lupulus Triple Blonde d’Ardenne, Lupulus Organicus, Lupulus Hopera

Courtil 50 • 6671 Bovigny (Gouvy) +32 (0) 80 64 38 39 • www.lupulus.be

Rue de Poteaupré 5 6464 Bourlers (Chimay) +32 (0) 60 21 14 33 www.chimay.com/lespace-chimay/

Espace Chimay © Auberge de Poteaupré

Brasserie C © WBT - Denis Erroyaux

The brewery is located on the edge of a verdant Ardennes forest in the Valley of the Fairies (Vallée des Fées). It produces some of the exceptional beers that are exported to nearly 48 countries. During your enchanting visit of the place, you will be able to see one of the elves who made the Chouffe familiar and popular.

14. Brasserie de Rochehaut

Le Sentier GR des Abbayes Trappistes de Wallonie © WBT - Olivier Legardien

Val-Dieu 225 • 4880 Aubel

The GR (Long Distance Hiking Trail) of The Trappist Abbeys of Wallonia Do you love hiking? Have you ever considered walking theTrappist Abbey Trail? It will take you on the disco­ very of 3 ancestral jewels of Belgian beer – Chimay, Rochefort and Orval Trappist beers. This GR trail was created by the Long Distance Hiking Trails Association (Association de Sentiers de Grande Randonnée). Fully waymarked, it connects the 3 Trappist abbeys of Wallonia over a distance of 290 km and can be divided into two sections. If the breweries of the 3 abbeys are not visitable, Orval and Chimay offer a museum space as well as a tasting place. Need more information? Download the topoguide 2.0, which includes the full description of the hike in both directions of the route (maps, practical and tourist information on the regions crossed). Available in French and Dutch, the topoguide is on sale on the website www.grsentiers.org. Both sections are also available for free in GPX format.


17. Distillerie de Biercée Located in a place filled with history along the Napoleon Route, this establishment distils, in the purest tradition, quality brandies and liqueurs based on fresh untreated fruit. The whole distillery is open to visit. Video film, scented space and discovery of aromas, place of production with explanation of the manufacturing process make up the programme of your visit.

21. Domaine Viticole du Chenoy

Specialities : 28 varieties of “pekets”, Gin App’, Le 200ème, the aperitif of the Battle of Waterloo bicentenary

This vineyard in the Namur region, created in 2003, is a pioneer in Belgian organic viticulture. Share the passion that drives this family team of winemakers. The tour will take you to the heart of the farm, in the vineyards, in the fermenting room where explanations of wine making and the winemaker’s work in general take place.

Chaussée de Bruxelles 60 1472 Genappe +32 (0) 67 83 06 37 www.lesaperosdephilomene.be © Château de Bioul

Wines and spirits

Specialities : Eau de Villée, Poire Williams N°1, P’tit Peket

Specialities : Perle de Wallonie (white and rosé), Terra Nova, Citadelle

Rue du Chenoy 1b • 5080 Emines (La Bruyère)

Chocolates 23. Chocolaterie Vanlieff’s A quarter of an hour from the Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure (lakes), stop at this traditional artisanal address that is a confectionery connoisseurs dream come true. Here you will find many sweets produced with passion. Several tour and activity options are available. Film, presentation, demonstration by the chocolatier, and by reservation workshop, chocolate snack. Specialities : praline with Eau de Villée, truffles, fruit jellies

+32 (0) 81 74 67 42 www.domaine-du-chenoy.com

Rue de la Roquette 36 • 6532 Ragnies

Allée J.F. Kennedy 2 • 5650 Chastrès (Walcourt) +32 (0) 71 63 46 30 www.chocolaterie-vanlieffs.com

+32 (0) 71 59 11 06 www.distilleriedebiercee.com

24. Darcis Chocolatier

The Vineyard Brotherhood of Villers-enBrabant Abbey has planted its vines in the idyllic setting of the ruins of the ancient Cistercian abbey. The plain and the four terraces open up a unique view to the visitor. The guided tour will teach you more about planting, the choice of grape variety, the wine-making process in the wine storehouse.

Ambassador of Belgian chocolate, JeanPhilippe Darcis takes you on a journey, to discover the fascinating history of chocolate, from the Mayan period to the 20 th century. Equipped with an audio guide, follow the production stages from the roasting of cocoa beans to the making of chocolate. In his academy, workshops, demonstrations and training are also available.

De

Rue de l’Abbaye 55 • 1495 Villers-la-Ville +32 (0) 71 88 09 80 www.villers-la-vigne.be

19. Les Apéros de Philomène This craft liqueur distillery is housed in a magnificent barn from the early 18 th century. For more than 20 years, it has offered a range of herbal aperitifs, fruit wines and a wide variety of pekets (traditional local liqueurs). Everything is handmade and natural. On-site you will also find jellies and syrups.

20. Made in Bioul – Château de Bioul

22. The Owl Distillery

The Château de Bioul estate is home to 11 hectares of vineyards. Explore the new interactive «Made in Bioul” trail and immerse yourself in the world of the Vaxelaire Family’s castle and Bioul wines. A total immersion in the heart of an organic farm run by two passionate winemakers. Visits to the gastronomic table in the wine storehouse are subject to availability and at weekends only.

he first 100% Belgian whisky has been T made in the Province of Liège since 2004 – a veritable world-renowned regional product. During your visit, you will discover the different production stages of the Belgian Single Malt Whisky, from the cultivation of local barley to bottling, and including malting, crushing or distilling in real Scottish stills.

Specialities : Batte de la Reine, Mossiat, Brut de Bioul

Specialities : Belgian Single Malt Whisky, Origin, Identité, Passion

Place Vaxelaire 1

Hameau de Goreux 7

5537 Bioul (Anhée) +32 (0) 71 79 99 43 www.chateaudebioul.com

4347 Fexhe-le-Haut-Clocher +32 (0) 4 223 07 17 www.belgianwhisky.com

Specialities : Origin bean-to-bar chocolate bars, macaroons, hazelnut pralines and ganache truffles De

Esplanade de la Grâce 1 • 4800 Verviers +32 (0) 87 71 72 73 • www.darcis.com © WBT - Olivier Legardien

Specialities : Villers-la-Vigne white, Villers-la-Vigne red, Mistelle de Villers-la-Vigne

© WBT - Emmanuel Mathez

18. Villers-la-Vigne


This young chocolatier based in the “Pays de Herve” region is constantly looking for innovations and concepts that are out of the ordinary. He travels the world to find cocoa beans that he imports and works directly with to create “bean to bar” produce. You can be sure his passion is contagious and will maximum the pleasure throughout the visit.

Specialities : crème brûlée praline, sea salt caramel bar, hazelnut spread De

Briscol 19 • 6997 Erezée +32 (0) 86 21 84 40 www.chocolatier-defroidmont.be

pecialities: collection of pralines S renewed every year, salted-butter caramel chocolates and pastries

+32 (0) 4 379 55 71 • www.didiersmeets.com

pecialities : bars and “mignonettes” S with personalised packaging, Manon praline and spread to name a few

De

Samrée 63 6982 Samrée (La Roche-en-Ardenne) +32 (0) 84 46 71 20 • www.cyrilchocolat.be

27. Chocolatier Defroidmont A chocolatier for 35 years, Philippe Defroidmont invites you to discover choco­ late flavours from around the world. As you browse through his museum you will learn more about the history of this family of enthusiasts and learn about the different production stages of their chocolate. You can also see the team working in the workshop through the window.

© WBT - David Samyn

26. Cyril chocolat

This small family business has developed a snail farm and offers activities to discover this authentic snailery. During the visit your passionate guide will explain the farming techniques from the breeding stage to the harvest and culinary preparations.

Edouard Bechoux is a master chocolatier and produces his products in an artisanal way, with know-how and raw materials of excellent quality. During the visit he will explain the history and manufacture of cocoa, and you will witness a demonstration of the manufacturing techniques. A workshop where you will make your own pralines is available by reservation. pecialities : pralines with local or exotic S flavours (pralines with Orval beer or Gaumais saffron, ganache with black tea from China)

Rue du Parc industriel 10 • 5590 Achêne (Ciney) +32 (0) 496 43 77 38 • www.bister.com

31. Musée de la Fraise et le Jardin des Petits Fruits

Specialities : snails cooked in an aromatic stock or Burgundy-style, quiches, turnovers

Wépion is the Belgian strawberry capital. This museum dedicated to this delicious fruit can be visited freely or with a guide. This is an original tour on the history, culture, culinary art or even the folklore connected to the strawberry. In the garden of 3,500 m2, 20 species of berries and 15 varieties of strawberries are grown.

Rue Saint Véron 26C

Other producers to visit in Wallonia

28. Les Chocolats d’Edouard

29. Escargotière Saint-Véron

1440 Braine-le-Château +32 (0) 470 50 66 59 www.escargotieresaintveron.com

Rue des Fusillés 1A • 4607 Berneau (Dalhem)

A small family business located near La Roche-en-Ardenne that has been producing bars and pralines for more than 2 generations. Everything here is done onsite - even down to the printing of the chocolate packaging. There are 2 tour packages with access to the chocolate museum, a video film and a demonstration of chocolate-making techniques. Workshop is visible from the shop.

Other producers

pecialities : different varieties of S strawberries in season, strawberry liqueurs and juice, Blackbird’s gin

Chaussée de Dinant 1037 • 5100 Wépion +32 (0) 81 46 20 07 www.museedelafraise.com

There are many other products made in Wallonia. Farmers and breeders offer us the best they can produce: meats, vegetables, fruits, rich and varied dairy products. Wallonia has more than 500 varieties of cheese. And not forgetting many regional specialities such as sugar or rice pies, macarons, waffles from Liège, “Tarte al Djote” from Nivelles or “Pâté Gaumais”, or even duck products or fish dishes like “Chimay’s Escavèche”... So many producers and tasty products to find on our website: visitwallonia.co.uk/FoodandDrink

© WBT - Emmanuel Mathez

25. Didier Smeets Chocolatier

Place Albert Ier 36 6820 Florenville +32 (0) 61 50 29 72 www.leschocolatsdedouard.com

30. Moutarderie et Musée de la Moutarderie Bister The Bister Company has been producing mustard, piccalilli and other condiments since 1926. The tour reveals the operation and know how of this renowned company. Specialities : Imperial mustard, Bister piccalilli, L’Etoile by Bister gherkins and small onions

32. Escargotière de Warnant Partake in an activity that is both educational and humorous. Take an interest in the fascinating work of a snail breeder and follow the life of a snail from the mating and fattening to the laying of eggs and hatching.


Specialities : Burgundy-style gros gris (large) snails, snail terrine with Caracole beer, profiteroles

Rue de la Gare 1 • 5537 Warnant (Anhée) +32 (0) 82 61 23 52 • www.escargotiere.be

33. Fromagerie du Vieux Moulin (Cheese factory) Meet the latest producer of Herve cheese with raw milk (the only Belgian cheese with a PDO protected designation of origin). Madeleine Hanssen welcomes you for a didactic tour of her workshops, a video projection and an exhibition of ancient tools. Specialities : Herve du Vieux Moulin, Le Crémeux Belgian Brie, Fleuri du Bocage

34. Siroperie Artisanale d’Aubel (syrup maker) Do you know the tasty Aubel syrup, the black gold that is the speciality of the “Pays de Herve” region? The Nyssen Family continues the tradition of producing syrup according to an ancestral recipe. It is always prepared in a copper vat over high heat and without added sugar. During the visit you will observe the machines working and learn more about the manufacturing process. Specialities : Aubel syrup, apple juice, Jams

Rue Saint-Antoine 16 • 4880 Aubel +32 (0) 87 68 64 38 • www.sirop.be

Specialities : guarantee of origin Ardenne ham on the bone, Montenau cooked heart of ham, kernel of Ardenne ham De

Am Bahnhof 19 • 4770 Montenau (Amel) +32 (0) 80 34 95 86 • www.montenauer.com

36. Spa Monopole – L’Eaudyssée de Spa (Spa’s mineral water visitor centre) Dive into the world of natural mineral waters and lemonades of the famous Spa brand, from the spring to the bottle. This educational and fun tour, with a view of the bottling process, will reveal the secrets of the purity of these waters, from their percolation to their filtration, and including their unique protection. Specialities : Spa Reine, Spa Barisart, Spa fruits

Rue de Bernifa 17 • 6880 Acremont (Bertrix) +32 (0) 61 53 54 35 www.bergerie-acremont.be

38. Autrucherie du Doneu An original and unusual visit to an active ostrich farm. More than a hundred birds are raised here independently, from breeding to slaughter. During the visit, the owner will explain the origin of this funny bird, its life in captivity and in its natural environment. Various ostrich meat dishes are produced on-site. Specialities : pure ostrich fillet, ostrich country-style pâté, 100% ostrich meat sausage

Sur la Commune 14 • 4651 Battice (Herve) +32 (0) 87 67 42 86 www.fromagerie-du-vieux-moulin.be

pecialities : Gouda de Brebis (Ewe’s milk S Gouda), Agnelet, Bleu du Scailletoncheese aged in the Domaine de Morépire, in the old slate quarry of Bertrix (Ardoisière de Bertrix)

Rue Auguste Laporte 34 • 4900 Spa

© Bergerie d’Acremont

© WBT - Denis Erroyaux

Siroperie artisanale d’Aubel © WBT - Olivier Legardien

+32 (0) 87 79 41 13 www.spa.be/fr/eaudyssee

35. Montenauer Schinkenräucherei (Ardenne ham maker)

his traditional establishment works with T the real Ardenne ham. During your visit you will follow the production stages of ham from A to Z, including the salting technique following a knowhow of yesteryear with beech wood and juniper berries. During the week you will see employees working through floorto- ceiling windows. Educational signs and video.

37. Bergerie d’Acremont (Sheepfold) Barbara and Peter welcome you to their sheepfold. Follow them on the farm to meet their Belgian dairy ewes. They will explain their work in managing a sheepfold and then reveal to you the steps of making their hard, soft or parsley cheese varieties, from curdling and ripening to moulding.

Rue du Doneu 5A • 5580 Navaugle (Rochefort) +32 (0) 495 60 96 39 www.autrucheriedudoneu.be

39. Ferme des Sanglochons (Museum of Ardenne ham) This authentic Ardennes farmhouse hosts the production workshop of the region’s emblematic charcuterie, made from “sanglochon”: a cross between wild boar and pig. During your visit to this living museum of ham, you will observe the different stages of old-style salting and smoking, as well as drying. There is also a restaurant area for dishes comprising – you guessed it… Sanglochons. Specialities : Ardenne smoked ham, Sanglochon ham, dried sausages

Chaussée de Namur 42 6840 Verlaine (Neufchâteau) +32 (0) 61 22 22 33 • www.sanglochon.be


40. Confiturerie Saint-Amour (jam factory) This artisan business offers more than 40 varieties of jams as well as wildflower and fruit jellies, flavoured vinegars and skincare products. The work taking place in the workshop is visible during the production, usually in the morning. A video on the making of jams is constantly shown. Specialities : jams, jellies, vinegars, thyme and elderberry syrups

Rue Saint-Amour 13 • 6940 Durbuy

© WBT - JL Flemal

+32 (0) 86 21 12 76 www.confitureriesaintamour.be

46 Vineyards and Distilleries to Visit

89 Breweries to Visit

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