Product of the Month

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

The Limousin Region (in the center of France) has been an apple growing haven since Antiquity. Romans were the first to bring the apple tree to this plateaued region, capitalizing on the plant’s predilection for such a dry and elevated geographical setting. Thus began an uninterrupted line of apple production for over two millennia. Widespread […]

The story behind apple cider from Pays d’Auge begins fifteen hundred years ago in the 6th century, at when the apple seed had reached what is now modern day Normandy (Northwest France) from its native continent, Africa. Fermenting apple juice was already a well-established tradition at the time, the alcoholic product known to the Normands […]

Pessac-Léognan (PDO)

May 5, 2015

Pessac-Léognan is an ancient and reputable French wine-growing region that lies along the left bank of the Garonne River, just outside of the city of Bordeaux. The region, known for its diverse and high quality red and white wines, was delimited during the creation of a local winemaker’s union in 1905 but did not receive […]

Epoisses Cheese (PDO)

May 5, 2015

Époisses is a soft, washed rind cheese made of cow’s milk from three départements in the Burgundy région of France (northeastern France): Côte-d’Or, Haute-Marne and Yonne. Its history can be traced back to the 16th century, when a religious community of monks in the town of Epoisses is reputed to have begun its fabrication. The […]