Les Escalettes de Montpellier - Les Escalettes de Montpellier

Les Escalettes de Montpellier

Delicious biscuits handmade by Perrine and Adrien using ancestral recipes and techniques from the Herault region.

  • Montpellier, France: Based in or near Montpellier
  • Food and drink: Delicious handmade food or drink
  • Local: Made with local ingredients or raw materials
  • Traditional: Products which are traditional to either the country or the region they are based in
  • £: Products under £15
A culinary speciality of Montpellier - Les Escalettes de Montpellier

A culinary speciality of Montpellier

Perrine and Adrien are artisanal biscuit makers based near Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, next to Montpellier.

A 700 year old recipe - Les Escalettes de Montpellier

A 700 year old recipe

The 'Escalette of Montpelleier' is an old-fashioned wafer-like biscuit that has been around since the Middle Ages.

These treats were called 'Oublies' (forgotten things) in old French society, because they are so light, that just after eating them, the taste disappears immediately.

They were usually eaten during the carnival, in the heart of winter.

The "Languedocienne waffle" - Les Escalettes de Montpellier

The "Languedocienne waffle"

The Escalette is a tasty, delicately flavored wafer, with an atypical aesthetic, baked in cast iron molds.

In the Occitan language, "Escaleta" means 'dry waffle'.

“I bought some 'Escalettes de Montpellier' in Palavas. At that time I didn't realize that it was such an ancient, traditional recipe from this region. It was just a treat to be able to taste handmade biscuits from the area.”

Natasha (Natif Creatif)

Les Escalettes de Montpellier

Find Les Escalettes de Montpellier

Perrine and Adrien sell their biscuits in many local stores, you can find a full list here Où nous trouver - Les Escalettes de Montpellier

They also sell online from their webpage.