French Culture & Savoir‐Faire

Product of the month: Cantal

February 15, 2018

Cantal cheese is one of France’s oldest continually produced cheeses, with its origins in the area around the Cantal département of France (both cheese and département names are derived from the Cantal mountain range), dating back a stunning 2,000 years. In the first century, the ancient Roman historian and naturalist Pliny the Elder even references […]

Kintoa ham is an exceptional ham, in the same way that a Grand Cru is for wines. The rearing and processing of this breed of pig is based on an ancestral and natural savoir-faire that allows for a tender and succulent meat that delivers exceptional aromas, based on nuts and grilled spices. This breed takes […]

The French National Institute of Origin and Quality recently released its annual report outlining data on agricultural signs of quality and origin for the year 2016. Revenue, production volumes, wine exports, the number of products recognized… These data allow to have a global vision of the economic activities of the industries on agricultural products under […]

In a region referred to as “cherry country” centered around the small town of Fougerolles in east-central France, a special type of French eau de vie has been made for hundreds of years. Kirsch de Fougerolles is a type of distilled spirit made by fermenting dark, unpitted cherries, producing a crystal-clear alcohol that is frequently […]

A certain special selection of high-quality apples and pears of the Savoie region of southeastern France benefit from a protected geographical indication status. Sixteen different types of apples and six varieties of pears are produced under this label in orchards located in the valleys of this mountainous area of France. The orchards are all located […]

Béarn wine is a type of wine produced in the southwestern region of France, near the town of Bayonne. Its area of production is relatively small, making up approximately 670 acres. It is produced in a humid oceanic climate which is moderated by the effect of the Pyrénées mountain range that can be found nearby […]

From October 20 to 22, the Festival of the Forest and Woods returns for its second edition, on the theme of “Construction and Innovation.” During this event, the domaine of Bourdaisière will launch, in partnership with the National Forest Office, France Bois Forêt and Arbocentre, a call for projects for the construction of a house […]

Bouzeron wine is a white wine with protected designation of origin status produced by a small number of wine makers in an area around the village of the same name. The very small production area and number of producers makes it one of the “secrets” of Burgundy wines. Perched atop a hill, Bouzeron benefits from […]

Limoux wines are a family of red, white and sparkling wines that have been produced and perfected around the small village of Limoux in southern France for centuries. The tastes and flavors vary depending on the type of Limoux wine made. The chardonnay Limoux variety develops aromas of citrus, vanilla and hazelnut. For the chenin […]

Last June, five foreign bloggers and youtubers were invited to Paris to discover French agricultural products, savoir-faire and of course to take advantage of the opportunity to discover modern and original French cuisine thanks to the organization France Bon Appétit, the brand of the French Ministry of Agriculture for French agro-food products overseas. Since November […]