Product of the Month

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

The Brioche Vendéenne is the most iconic variations of brioche. In fact, in 2004 it became the first baked good to obtain a Protected Geographic Indication (PGI). Only brioche made in the Vendée and its neighboring departments in central western France are therefore able to call their brioche “Vendéenne,” so long as the strict preparation […]

  Beaufort is an exquisite cheese made in the French Alps in the departément Savoie. Beaufort evolved over its hundreds of years of production and gained its own distinctiveness and renown. This dense cheese is of a harder, smooth texture, with a varying shades of yellow depending on which seasonal variety is being produced. Like […]

Le Beurre D’Isigny (‘The Butter from Isigny’) is a renowned, high quality butter produced in the Normandy région in Northwest France. It is made from only the freshest cow’s milk, taken between 24 and 48 hours of natural production, where it is then refined through the old-fashioned churning process. Isigny butter is known for its […]

Pomerol (PDO)

May 5, 2015

Pomerol is a flavorful red wine from the “right bank” region of Bordeaux known as the Libournais, considered to be among the most reputable of the Bordeaux appellations. Its renown dates back to the 12th century, when the Knights Hospitaliers of the order of Saint-John of Jerusalem – the precursor to the Knights of Malta […]

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 […]