Regional Food & Drink

Cave Opera Vinalis
Wines and spirits merchant at ZI Sousson, Pavie Auch (32).
Maison Samaran
One of five branches in and around Toulouse selling duck and goose produce. Open Tuesday to Saturday (07:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00) Sundays 07:00-13:00. At 18, place Victor Hugo in Toulouse (31).
Chateau de Monluc
Wine and Armagnac producer. Visit of the chateau, some parts of which date back to the 10th century. Open 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-19:00 (Sundays 15:00-19:00) Closed January and Sundays and Mondays October to May. Located on the D654 in Saint Puy (32).
Camin Drets Terroir
Shop selling a wide range of produce from the Gers (and elsewhere). Open 09:00-19:30 Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday mornings. At 27, rue Dessoles in Auch (32).
Croustades Martine Crespo
Croustades maker producing many different varieties of this local speciality. Also stocks other regional produce. Open 7 days a week.Located at 38, rue Pierre Mazaud in Saint Girons (09) with a branch at 21, rue des Marchands in Foix (09).
Maison de lAil
The house of garlic is dedicated to all things garlicky. Free entrance. Open Monday to Saturday 14:00-19:00 (15 June to 15 October) and by appointment at all other times. Located in Saint Clar (32)
Truffle Tree
Truffle Tree is offers the opportunity to adopt a truffle oak infected with the spores of the black Périgord truffle. Established in 2003, over 200 trees have been adopted. Located in Barran (32)
Maison Guy-Moyat
Wines, champagnes and spirits with a focus on regional producers. Between Place du Capitole and Place de la Daurade at 34 rue Sainte Ursule, Toulouse (31).
Terre Blanche
Visit and tasting of a duck and goose farm. Open 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-1800 (Monday to Saturday, Sunday mornings by appointment). Gascon breakfast every Thusday from July to September. At Saint Puy (32).
Foies Gras Lahille
Artisan producer of foie gras, confits, pates, and other specialities. Purchases available online. Situated 8 km south of Mirande (32). Map on web site.
Black Mountain Whiskey
Barrel aged blended whiskies made with eau de source from the Black Mountains. Available across the Midi-Pyrenees - see the website for where to buy. Full distillery opening 2015 (81).
Roquefort Societe Cellars
Visit of the cool cellars of one of the makers of Roquefort. Tasting at the end of the tour. Check the website in English for opening times. In Roquefort sur Soulzon (12).
Vignobles Fontan
Wine grower producing Armagnac, Floc and red white and rose wines. Located in Moulens, near Eauze (32).
Vin, Adour et Fantaisies
All the appellations on the Adour River: Madiran, Pacherenc, Cotes de Gascogne, Saint Mont, and a selection of Armagnac. Delicatessen, foie gras, art craft. Weekly tasting of more than 8 wines, armagnac and liqueur. At 10 rue des Pyrenees, Riscle (32).
Charcuterie de Millas
Smaller group of farmers who raise and prepare apalhat (raised on straw) pigs. Sausages, saucisses and hams for sale and visit of the production house available. On the route de Fontblanque in Moulin Mage (81).
Abbaye de Boulaur
Twelfth century abbey where pates, jams and cheese are produced and sold by the Cistercian sisters. Check the web site for opening times. Located in Boulaur (32).
La Ferme du Cassou
Floc and foie gras producers. Tastings and visit of the farmand vineyard. Includes a petting farm and a country walk. Open 09:00-19:00, every day. Located in Gondrin (32).
Chocolats Olivier
The oldest chocolatier in France still in existence, established in 1780 and located in Toulouse, producing artisan chocolate bonbons and bars.
Foie gras Louis Durand
As well as foie gras Louis Durand also produces stuffed goose necks and pates. Closed Sundays and in February. On the RN20 direction Spain at the entrance to Tarascon sur Ariege (09).
Chateau de Cassaigne
Built in 1247, the castle vineyards now produce wine and armagnac. Open daily for visits which include the vaulted kitchens, the armoury and the cellars, followed by a tasting session. Open 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00. In Cassaigne (32).
La Perle Toulousaine
Organic, artisanal beer brewed in Toulouse. Order by phone/SMS. Blonde Ale, IPA, Pale Ale or White beer, made with 50% Gers raw grains and 50% malt. Muret market, Saturday; Leguevin market Sunday. At 4 rue de la Republique, Villeneuve-Tolosane (31).
Distillerie Castan
Whiskey and wine maker in the Tarn. Range of single malt whiskies, organic red, white and rose wines, fortified wines and spirits. Tastings at the distillerie situated near Cordes-sur-Ciel (81).