So you want to eat (all the) cheese in Limoges?

“So you want to eat (all the) cheese in Limoges?” is a phrase which accurately summarises our most recent jaunt into town. Yesterday we enjoyed a day off the usual painting and organising to appreciate the new Halles which have been opened recently in Limoges. The works to restore the building have taken months – and it only recently re-opened at the end of 2019. 

Les Halles Centrales Limoges

The building is gorgeous, with some of the vintage tiles depicting flowers and farm animals preserved high up near to the roof on the exterior, and the carpentry which has been undertaken on the inside is breathtaking. It reminds me of a very nice, new and clean Isambard Kingdom Brunel design, which I should be familiar with after our time in Bristol looking out over Clifton suspension bridge from our kitchen window.

The Brunel-like interior of Les Halles

As lunchtime approached we were fortunate to get a last-minute reservation at a local restaurant called Caseus, it’s just to the right of the entrance to the church SaintMichel-des-Lions in a sweet little fountain decorated square – if you’re in the vicinity I highly recommend it. The focus of the menu is cheese, in all forms, and all its melted glory and if you’re lucky enough to be seated downstairs as the four of us (plus Margot) were, you’ll be treated to a crypt-like experience (though admittedly a clean one, and conspicuously absent are the dead people) underneath the main restaurant. It was incredibly cosy and SO FRENCH. I feel a bit Rick Stein saying that, but I have a feeling you’ll know what I mean.

Caseus, or Cheese Heaven, as it shall henceforth be known

Now, Sunday, its back to the organising, and we have just finished unpacking the office. Well, 95% of it. There are some things which have no home and some things which I refuse to find a home for. But it will all settle eventually.

If you find yourself in this cheese-crypt, go big is my advice

Oh, and the eagle-eyed amongst you will see that I broke my dry-January promise. Red wine and cheese are too good to pass up! Your sympathy please?!

The menu of Caseus in Limoges
The menu of Caseus in Limoges

Laura x


  1. caro10d
    January 20, 2020 / 10:49 am

    I need more details on the chhese heavy menu pleade!

    • frugalenfrance
      January 20, 2020 / 11:09 am

      You’re so right! I have included a picture of the menu now at the end of the post, if you’re on a smartphone or tablet you should be able to resize easily, or if you’re on a computer I recommend saving it and resizing it to view all the cheesy goodness! 🙂

  2. Kate Taylor
    January 26, 2020 / 1:35 pm

    Can’t wait to visit that restaurant with you! 🧀🙌

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