The French word for mustard, “moutarde” is said to stem from a motto used by the Burgundy dukes, “Moult me tarde” (meaning “Many await me”). The expression was first pronounced by Philip the Hardy who shouted it out when a thousand people of Dijon came to fight at his side to defend Burgundy in 1381. The mustard makers then paid tribute to him by adding the motto to their mustard pots.
Crush, grind, add, season, mix and there you go! The Tourist Office together with the Moutarderie Edmond FALLOT propose an original experience to learn all about Dijon Mustard!
A professional mustard maker will unveil all the secrets of making this famous mustard and you will then make your own. At the end of the workshop, you will take home your very own “homemade” mustard!
Next stop is a Wine & Cheese workshop. In Burgundy, the terroir is much more than just a topographic term. From the 12th century, the monks of the Cîteaux Abbey were able to make a great success out of a vineyard thanks to the highly favourable geological and climatic conditions. Their skills are not only limited to winemaking, because in the plain they also used to make, and they still do today, the delicious Abbaye de Cîteaux cheese. In this workshop you’ll discover how to find the perfect match between a selection of wines and cheeses from local producers. A journey to the heart of Burgundy, its history and terroir!
Tonight we will enjoy our final dinner together. Cheers to fabulous new friends and this amazing destination.
Accommodations: Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon – MGallery