Dijon mustardA recipe unique in the world
Where does the famous Burgundy mustard come from?


Yellow, fine and spicy, it is a special guest at the table of the Dukes of Burgundy. The secrets of its origins and production are finally revealed.

Mustard's journey

Mustard is an honored guest at the table of the Dukes of Burgundy, who established its recipe as far back as the Middle Ages. Since then, it has travelled the world, inviting itself everywhere, on your plate, to wake up the dish of the day or in President Barack Obama’s hamburger, to bring the “French touch”.

Dijon or Not Dijon?

Originally, mustard seeds were grown in Burgundy, but after the end of the Second World War, production became industrialized, with container loads of seeds arriving in Burgundy from North America and Eastern Europe. It has to be said that Dijon mustard is not an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOP), so it can be made anywhere in the world if the recipe is followed. This one seems simple, the mustard seed ( brassica negra) is crushed and mixed with an acidic juice extracted from a green grape, verjuice. So, has all mustard become commonplace now that it’s made with seeds from elsewhere? No, because one family of die-hard mustard-makers in Beaune is still going strong…

Resistance gets organized in Beaune
An exceptional product

Burgundy mustard

by Moutarderie Fallot

When, in the 70s, mustard makers turned to mass production, one artisanal house from Beaune, Fallot, took the opposite gamble. It clings to an artisanal know-how, a fine, distinctive mustard, and has the luxury of working alongside the great Michelin-starred chefs of Burgundy and beyond. Better still, in the 90s, Fallot’s young CEO, Marc Desarmenien, spearheaded the cultivation of mustard seeds in Burgundy. In 2009, his “Moutarde de Bourgogne” was awarded the Protected Indication of Origin (IGP), indicating that the seeds are locally grown, blended with AOC white wine from Burgundy and made in Beaune.

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Fallot opens the doors of its mustard factory

In the premises that saw the birth of the brand in Beaune, the Moutarderie offers 2 tours, a museographic area with a fun and gourmet tour, as well as a visit to the production site to discover the manufacturing processes. But if you only have a few moments, discover the latest addition to the company: Enjoy Fallot. In this contemporary and colorful space, you can try out the latest Fallot creations, stock up on fresh mustard served by the pump, and get tips and tricks from our chefs for your recipes.

Let the mustard get to your nose