Madelyn Edition

Bonjour! Welcome to the Madelyn edition.

Through this edition, we’re travelling to the home of wine, cheese and charcuterie – taking you on a journey of discovery through France.

We’re stopping all over the place, North, South, East and West to meet our cheesemakers. These are some of the finest artisan cheesemakers in the business and the flavours will knock your socks off.

We stay in Chablis for our “A Day In: Travel guide” which shines a spotlight on the secrets from locals on how to spend your time when visiting their unique town.

Location: France

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We’re travelling down to the Aveyron region for our saucisson. Our very own charcuterie has been produced in partnership with an animal welfare award winning traditional salami maker, and because it’s our first box and it’s a celebration, we’ve added some French truffle to the mix.

We hope you fall in love with these regions, the makers and the produce, and fingers crossed you learn a little along the way. We’d love to see you enjoying your box, so please tag us in any pictures you get @thedelisociety.

So, stick on our playlist, plate up, pour up and let’s get travelling!

Salut,
Josh & Harry

#totasteistotravel

Wine 1

Georges Darriaud Cotes du rhone blanc 2020

Producer

Moreno France

Cheese 1

ComtÉ 24 months

Cheese 2

Camembert de Normandie

Cheese 3

Le Crottin

Charcuterie

Saucisson Sec with truffle

Chocolate

Isle of Skye Sea Salt Milk Chocolate

Travel Guide

Located in the North West of Burgundy and in the valley of the River Serein, Chablis is host to one of the most famous white wines in the world. The town is populated by wine domains, artisanal shops and luxurious restaurants and hotels.

Due to harsh cold weather over April 2021, wine producers have had to use oil lanterns to create fires to warm up and prevent crop destruction.

Hotel Du Vieux Moulin. A flour mill back in the 18th century, this hotel is smack bang in the middle of the action of Chablis. Book a room with a terrace to enjoy a glass of the local vin with a view.

Chablis Bar. Grab a coffee and some breakfast in the middle of town. Their pastries are unreal. If you’re lucky enough to be doing your ‘A Day In’ on a Sunday, check out the local street market opposite.

Abbaye de Pontigny. Soak up a little culture by visiting the largest Cistercian abbey in Europe which remains a place of pilgrimage to this day. monks were the first to plant Chardonnay grapes here when they worked out the soil and climate were ideal conditions.

Café La Chablisienne. Bombed in the war, this Café comes with a rich history. Stop for a coffee in the gorgeous outdoor shaded seating area.

Le Bistrot des Grands Crus. Located in Porte Noel, this sister restaurant of the hotel has a €22 three course menu and commits to using 90% local ingredients in all their dishes.

Guided and self-guided Electric Bike Tour of the Chablis Vineyards. Discover the landscapes, learn and taste the four appellations of Chablis wines; the Chablis, the Petit Chablis, the Premier Cru and Grand Cru. Then explore the village heritage and finish off at a renowned wine estate for a full tasting session. This experience is amazing and we can’t recommend it enough.

Au Fil du Zinc. Michelin star rated and looking over the River Serein, choose from a menu that is switched up every ten days or a three, five or seven course tasting menu, complemented by a nine-page Chablis wine list. Lovely.

Wine Not. Finish your evening at the 1 year old Wine Not, located in the centre of Chablis. Host to a choice of local wines, choose to sit in the wine bar or dining cellar and expect a wealth of knowledge from the hosts. If you’re still feeling peckish, give the mature french meat a try which they cook on the barbeque or plancha.