Product of the Month

Discover some of France’s traditional food products, one month at a time!

Tomme de Savoie (PGI)

July 14, 2015

The Tomme de Savoie PGI is a type of distinguished semi-soft cheese produced in the French Alps and in parts of Switzerland according to a demanding set of criteria. In France, the majority of these cheeses are made in the départements from which they derive their name, Savoie, and Haute-Savoie thanks to the milk of […]

Cidre from Cornouaille, or Cornwall Cider, is a renowned apple cider produced in the northwestern part of France in the historic région of Brittany. The orchards responsible for bearing the apples for this delicious cider span across 38 communes in Brittany, most of which touch the Atlantic Ocean. This vast stretch of apple orchards is […]

Bleu d’Auvergne (Protected Designation of Origin – PDO) is one of the world’s best-known blue cheeses. Named after the central French region from which it originates, the Bleu d’Auvergne, made from cow’s milk, is milder in taste. Indeed, the balance that Bleu d’Auvergne strikes between the traditional potency of blue cheeses and the earthiness it […]

A Little History Since the 17th century, Saint-Nectaire has been uniquely associated with the Auvergne region. It was introduced to the court of Louis XIV by Henri de Sennectère, Marshal of France, who gave it its famous name. In less than a century, this cheese found its way to the tables of French nobility. By […]

The Pont L’Evèque is a soft cheese from Normandy made from cow’s milk with a washed-rind, easily recognizable by its consistent square shape. It is one of the world’s more ancient cheeses, created in the XII century by Cistercian monks from Caen city. The Pont L’Evèque is a soft cheese from Normandy made from cow’s […]

This famous poultry with its red crown, white feathers and especially blue feet comes from the French department of Ain. Its origin goes back to 1591 when it was mentioned for the first time in the municipal registers of the city of Bourg-en-Bresse, in eastern France. To thank the Marquis de Treffort for having pushed […]

Comté Cheese (PDO)

May 6, 2015

The Comté, a word meaning ‘county’ in French, is made with unpasteurized cow’s milk that must be produced in Jura (Mountains in the East of France). The Comté is the first French cheese to have been given the seal of quality: AOC in 1958. This law was created to link the cheese and its method […]

This wine made in the south east of France, around five towns in the department Vaucluse, is also the first French good to have been protected by a quality sign. It is actually thanks to some defenders of the wine, that the French label, Controlled Designation of Origin, was created in 1936. The Birth of […]

This month, we celebrate champagne (as known as “vin de Champagne”), a world-famous sparkling wine produced in the northeast of France, approximately 90 miles from Paris. From the coronation of French kings to the consecration of international treaties, all historical events are celebrated with a glass of champagne and today, it is the symbol of […]

Roquefort (PDO)

May 6, 2015

Terroir and Origin Roquefort obtained the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in 1925. It is made exclusively from whole, raw milk from Lacaune ewes, the only breed of ewe capable of withstanding the region’s extremes of climate. Although the milk used to make Roquefort is collected in a specific mountains area from the south of France, […]