Gastronomy of the Loire Valley
Coteaux du Giennois
Between the Nièvre and the Loiret, Coteaux-du-Giennois is a Controlled Designation of Origin wine produced over an area of almost 50 km on the north of the Loire river, between Gien and Cosne-sur-Loire.
In the department of Cher, the CDO of Sancerre extends over a territory representing more than 2,900 hectares of vines, bordered by the Loire river to the east and dominated by the Sancerre peak.
The Pouilly vineyard produces two CDO of dry white wines. It extends over seven towns of the Nièvre and is cultivated by about a hundred wine estates, mostly family-owned.
The sausage of Jargeau
The sausage of Jargeau has its origins in the Middle Ages, but its fame dates back to the end of the 19th century. The brotherhood "Les chevaliers du Goûte-Andouille" created in 1971 organises an international competition for the best sausage in March and a sausage fair on the second Sunday in June.