Occitania is a region of France that was created on 1 January 2016 from former French regions Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. It was initially given the temporary name “Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées.” Its prefecture is located in Toulouse.
Pélardon Cheese (PDO)
The name “Pélardon” was not officially adopted until the 19th century. Prior to then, the cheese was known by a variety of names, including Paraldon, Pelardou and Peraudou. Pelardon is a high-quality cheese of the French terroir, labeled by the Protected Designation of Origin sign.
The Roquefort cheese has always been very appreciated by American consumers and abroad. First mentioned in history in 1070 during the reign of the Carolingian kings, Roquefort is now exported to 90 countries and its reputation is growing worldwide. Roquefort is also the second most consumed cheese in France, with 18 000 tons consumed in 2010.