Nature is not the only jewel of Chaource, its patrimony and gastronomy also offer much to discover.
Those who appreciate historic architecture will enjoy the rich and varied patrimony of Chaource: châteaux, churches, fountains, and laundrettes, all richly decorated with statuary.
In Chaource, the church of Saint John the Baptist, in the Gothic style, is visited as a museum where the innumerable statues flow harmoniously from Champenois to Italian art. The carved wooden Nativity Scene, gilded with the fine gold, is unique in Europe. The sculpture “The Entombment of Christ”, created in 1515 is a masterpiece of the Troyenne School.
Close to the church, facing the Market in the Baltard style (1889/1890), a set of medieval houses testify to the Champagne style: the lower parts are constructed from stone, with half timbering on the upper stories.
Opposite, the cheese museum gathers a surprising collection of objects from all four corners of the globe, all used in the production of cheese.
At Maisons-lès-Chaource, 5 km away, one can visit both a Doll museum and a museum of cooperage (barrel making)
The reputation of Chaource is of international renown! One can read its name on the menus of the world’s best restaurants. The famous Chaource cheese, has been registered “d'appellation d'origine contrôlée” since 1979. With its 50% fat content, its very slightly salty but soft and creamy texture, and its white crust, it is the pride of Chaource. Its unique qualities come from its meadows, drained by the Armance river, where the cows feed. Here, the grass exhales its unique local scents which give the milk its flavour!
On the edge of the village, towards of Maisons-lès-Chaource, the cheese dairy “De Mussy” is open to for you to discover all the stages in the production of Chaource cheese through wide windows open to the workshop. A large cheese selection and other local products are available to visitors
Cussangy, in a small village located 5 km from Chaource, also produces mushrooms. The local mushroom farm welcomes visitors.
Other local productions also deserve to be discovered, such as the local cider and other drinks made from apples and pears; snails or “cagouilles” from Povost, a hamlet of Chaource; or the goat's cheese from Maisons-lès-Chaource.