A typical Savoyard village with traditional chalets and a renowned ski resort, Les Gets possesses boasts one of France’s smallest cheese factories.
Founded in the early 20th century, the Fruitière des Perrières indeed processes only 140 to 500 litres of milk per day and the whole production is sold in a small shop and a cheese-centric restaurant housed in the factory’s former premises, a beautiful wood and stone building. So, it’s one of the last places you would expect to see a foreign master cheese maker, moreover Japanese.
Since 2009 in Les Gets, Miti, 40 years old Michihisa Yamaguchi put new life into the factory by creating two cheeses, the Bleu des Gets and the Saveur des Gets, similar to Gruyere.
He also improved the quality of the varieties that were already produced before his arrival : Abondance, Tomme des Gets and Raclette cheese.