Ranked: Best Cheese Dishes to Eat in the French Alps (A Cheese Lover’s Paradise)

La Fruitière des Perrières
  1. Fondue

Oh Fondue, a gift from the Gods. An evening meal of fondue is as much a part of the traditional ski trip as the skiing itself. A trip to the alps in winter would not be complete without that indulgent moment of finally resting your tired legs after a long day on the slopes, a glass of wine in one hand and a fondue fork in the other, dipping that little cube of cheese into the pot and smothering it in the delicious warm melted cheese and ultimately, devouring a whole pot of melted cheese and wine in one evening. It is continuously a highlight of every ski trip for us. 

Fondue at La Fruitière des Perrières

2. Tartiflette

This oven baked dish made with potatoes, onions, lardons and reblochon cheese is another hearty and cheesy dish, perfect after a long day on the slopes. Potatoes. Cheese. Lardons. It would be hard to go wrong really. It’s rich, filling and on a cold winter’s day; the perfect warming and indulgent meal.

Tartiflette

3. Mont D’or       

A rich, delectable, cheese baked in the oven and normally served with potatoes and charcuterie.

Mont D’Or Image from Google

4. Raclette 

Self-serve wheel of cheese served with boiled potatoes, salad and charcuterie. I’m ranking this last. Yes, sorry to the raclette lover’s out there but raclette just isn’t the tastiest cheese out there and I seem perpetually disappointed when I order this. I wholly recommend the Mont D’or over this as a substitute. It is richer and far more delicious.

Raclette at La Fruitière des Perrières