Raclette & Cheese Fondue with the Founders

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Alix & Rodolphe D.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since 10/24/21

Languages spoken : English

Mothertongue : French

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I am Alix! I am the co-founder of Maison Duffour, a gourmet food store created in Dubai in 2016. It's all about a French family business as the other co-founder, Rodolphe Duffour, is my husband.

Food has always been a topic close to our hearts. We are both from big families and we have fond memories of long tables full of incredible homemade dishes. Sharing a meal meant spending time together, discussing topics of the day as a family and enjoying the food on the table. These moments left an everlasting impression on both of us.

In parallel, the idea to build a company together was always here. The opportunity came with our first UAE experience. Back in 2014, upon arriving in Dubai, while Rodolphe was working for a B2B food import company, he noticed that good quality and tasty products were being imported to the UAE but were never sold directly to the final consumer.

Given my e-commerce background and the endless opportunities of being online, we decided to build our very own online gourmet food store, with the ambition to deliver every home in the UAE with real food with real taste, every day of the week, and be a step ahead of the online food market.

You can now find more than 1,000 products on our website. Maison Duffour has a wide range of products sourced both in Europe and locally: free range poultry, fresh bread, buttery croissants, Normandie oysters, handmade sausages, spices and sauces, certified salmon, organic fruit and veggies etc. Our selection is totally curated and unique in the UAE. You can now also visit our warehouse in Al Quoz Dubai where you can collect and shop your favorite products!


Always wanted to try a raclette and a cheese fondue in Dubai? Or missing them as you did not have one for a long time? Willing to meet the entrepreneurs behind Maison Duffour, the online gourmet food store?

This experience is definitely for you. Feel free to come along with some friends!


This experience gathers 10 people maximum and the duration is 2 hours. The session takes place in Al Quoz close to Mall of the Emirates.

Come and enjoy our delicious raclette and fondue cheeses as well as an assortment of halal cold cuts with Maison Duffour co-founders and spouses, Alix and Rodolphe.

What will you taste?

Raclette :
- Morbier
- Pepper
- Livradoux
- St Niklaus

Savoyard cheese fondue:
- Emmental
- Beaufort
- Meule de Savoie

Cold cuts:
- Premium European selection (France, Spain, Italy)

- Salad

- Artisan ice cream or sorbet

- Sparkling or still water
- Wine selection

We will share with you the story of our French family business, unveil the secrets of our cheese producer and have a great and tasty evening together at our warehouse in the heart of industrial Al Quoz.

Next 2 availabilities

Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AED250 per participant

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AED250 per participant

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Cancellation policies

Cancellation policy: Strict

• If the explorer cancels more than 7 day(s) before the start of the booking , he is refunded 100 % of the amount paid
• If the explorer cancels less than 7 day(s) before the start of the booking , he is refunded 70 % of the amount paid

Rules and conditions

- 18 years old minimum age required for this experience.

- Please reserve this experience more than 48 Hours before the session starts for a smooth booking process.

- Workshop compliant with social distancing rules.

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Total duration of the activity: 2h 00m


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