Product of the Month

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

Flower fields in the south of France. Creative Commons[/ Situated between the sea and the mountains, the Pays de Grasse is an area of exceptional natural flora, in which perfume plants have developed due to very favorable conditions. Rose, jasmine, tuberose, iris, and others have made this region the historic birthplace of French perfumery since […]

Product of the month: Berthoud

September 28, 2020

After having its specifications approved by the national council of Protected Geographic Indications, the “Berthoud” has just officially been recognized as a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) by the European Commission. After Bouchot mussels in 2013, Berthoud became the second French traditional specialty to be recognized. The typical Berthoud recipe was developed at the beginning of […]

The Noirmoutier Potato became one of the newest French geographical indications to obtain protected status on the European-Union level when it was approved July 1, 2020. This official sign of origin and quality confers the product protection on the European scale. The first crops of potatoes on the island of Noirmoutier date back to the […]

A fresh whole goat milk cheese, the Brousse du Rove cheese has just received protected designation of origin status, giving it protection at the European Union level after having been granted the equivalent status at the French national level in 2018. This raw milk cheese is mainly produced in the département of Bouches-du-Rhône but also […]

Nîmes Olives are crunchy and juicy green olives grown in and around the Gard département of southern France and nowhere else. It is often made into a high-quality olive oil, known for its aromas of artichoke and leafy greenness. The presence of olive trees in this region dates back to antiquity, which attest to the […]

The Corsican kiwi is one of the most recent French agricultural products to obtain protected geographic indication status in France, having been granted this prestigious level of distinction March 31, 2020. This status dedicates the production to a specific area and gives it protection across the European Union. Growing the Corsican kiwi started at the […]

Provence Olive Oil obtained protected designation of origin status February 21, which gives this exceptional product recognition and protection at the European Union level. Provence Olive Oil is a virgin or extra virgin olive oil obtain exclusively by mechanical means, primarily from Aglandau varieties of olives (at least 20%), Bouteillan, Cayon and Salonenque. It is […]

Pommeau de Bretagne, a specialty of the Brittany region of northwestern France, is an alcoholic drink made by mixing apple juice with lambig, a type of apple brandy. Pommeau de Bretagne is distinguished from similar drinks by it perfect balance between sweetness, sourness and bitterness. Depending on the age of the product, its aromatic palette […]

The only clementine produced in France, Corsican clementines are tiny, brightly colored fruits that come in a fiery shade of orange that is impossible to replicate elsewhere. They are delicately acidic, with a thin skin and seedless, juicy flesh, and are always sold with their long thin green leaves still attached, which serve as a […]

Tome de Bauges is a semi-hard cheese made from raw cow’s milk, and is a traditional agricultural product of the mountainous Savoie area of southeastern France, high in the Alps near the border with Italy and Switzerland. It has been produced here since at least the 17th century. The cows used to produce the milk […]