Chateau Laguiole is pronounced, "SHATO LAYOL". The old pronunciation, in Occitan, was preserved, this is the reason why one says "LAYOL"
Laguiole is the name of a small village located in south central France. The famous knife of the same name was born there in 1829.
The brand's name can be easily deciphered. Many of France's finest wines are associated with a "Chateau," while the wine accessory is inspired by the elegant "Laguiole" style of cutlery. It's worth noting that "Laguiole" isn't a registered brand of cutlery, but rather the name of the village where this style originated. The name "Chateau Laguiole" demonstrates an ingenious play on words, crafted by a particularly astute sommelier.