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6.Types Of Cheese From France
- Jul 17, 2017 -

When it comes to cheese, we can say France and Italy are the most creative cheese producers.

In France we can find more than 1000 different types of cheese if we consider the 350-400 cheese types and the varieties of each type. 

In the European Union certain types of cheese, including, of course, many types of French cheese, are covered by PDO (protected designation of origin). Others are protected by AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée, which means controlled designation of origin and represents a French certification). French cheese production is listed under four big categories. PDO and AOC determine in which category or categories each type of protected cheese can be listed in. Sounds complicated and it really is, but when you have more then 1000 type of cheese you need these kind of rules to protect producers and consumers.