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fête du fromage bouillon

Week-end of the "Oeillet du château"

Within the depths of the castle lies a true treasure...

On September 21rd and 22th, 2024, come discover a cheese from the Middle Ages!

Since 2016, the "Oeillet du Château" cheese, made by Barbara and Peter De Cock of the "Bergerie d'Acremont", according to an old medieval recipe, has been matured in the cellars of the Château Fort de Bouillon.


On the weekend of September 21 and 22, 2024, the Royal Syndicat d'Initiative of Bouillon, in collaboration with the "Bergerie d'Acremont", will organize the 7th edition of the "Fête du Fromage" at the Château Fort de Bouillon, during which the "Oeillet du Château" will be honored for one evening (Saturday, September 23) and one day (Sunday, September 24).


Saturday, September 21rd

In the evening, accompanied by a guide dressed as in the Middle Ages, take part in a gourmet nocturnal tour of the Château Fort de Bouillon. On the menu: a tour of the castle and tastings of preparations based on succulent products from the "Bergerie d'Acremont".


During your visit, there will be four stops with tastings.                                                                     

Stop 1: Mise en bouche (tasting of "Oeillet du Château") + visit to the cheese cellar                

Stop 2: Starter (cheese fondue) + aperitif                                                                                                            

Stop 3: Main course (Farmhouse burger) + drink                                                                                             

Stop 4 : Dessert (Ewe's milk ice cream)


Cheese available for purchase in the main courtyard.


Sunday, September 22th


Come and visit the maturing cellar in the presence of the shepherd, and watch a demonstration of how to make "Oeillet du Château".If you fall in love with the cheese, you'll be able to buy it on the spot!

Last but not least, you'll be greeted by some very special guests at the château entrance: the ewes.

A cheese aged in the underground of the castle.


Where ?

  • In the Bouillon Castle


When ?

  • Saturday September 21 (evening)            Departures at 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.                           + 8:45 p.m. if high demand                   Duration of +- 1h30

  • Sunday, September 22 (day)        During the opening hours of the fortified castle of Bouillon (10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., last entry at 5:45 p.m. at the latest)



  • On Saturday: 35 € for adults and 25 € for children (including guided tour).


  • Access to the cheese festival on Sunday is included in your entry ticket to the castle, the Bouillon City Pass.

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