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When De Gaulle despaired about running a country with so many cheeses, he forgot to mention the wide variety of other French dairy products such as yoghurt (yaourts)!

There are many local producers in Poitou-Charentes and you can buy yoghurts direct from farm shops as well as finding them in the supermarkets.
You will also find a range of milk alongside cows’ milk, including sheep’s milk and goats’ milk (the milk from the local Poitevine goats is a regional speciality and has been awarded a Signé Poitou-Charentes label).

Try the locally produced sorbets and ice-cream (glace) for a real treat - they’re really fruity and often mixed with other regional specialities such as cognac and pineau! Mmm...