List of Cheeses
French AOC Names
Here is a handy list of cheeses that includes all of the French cheese that benefits from an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC).
As you may know, there are hundreds of different kinds of French cheese. Only a handful (relatively speaking), however, benefit from an AOC. The AOC is system that has been developed in France to protect certain wines and food. When you buy a French product marked with an AOC, you are guaranteed that the food has been produced according to certain strict conditions. These conditions include the area from which the product comes from and how it is made. This list of cheeses is divided according to type. If you are not already familiar with the idea, you might benefit from learning the types of cheese, as it makes appreciating the variety all the more easy. You'll also find listed here the region in France from which each cheese originates.
Soft, Natural Rind Cheeses
Brie de Meaux, Ile de France Brie de Melun, Ile de France Camenbert, Normandy Chaource, Champagne Neufchatel, Normandy
Soft,Washed Rind Cheeeses
Epoisses Cheese, Bourgogne Langres, Champagne Livarot, Normandy Maroilles, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy Munster (Munster-Géromé), Alsace Pont l'Evêque, Normandy Vacherin Mont d'Or, Franche-Comté
Cantal, Auvergne Laguiole, Auvergne, Languedoc-Roussillon Morbier, Franche-Comté Ossau-Iraty, Aquitaine Reblochon, Rhône-Alpes Saint-Nectaire, Auvergne Salers, Auvergne Tome des Bauges, Rhône-Alpes
Pressed and Cooked Cheeses
Abondance, Rhône-Alpes Beaufort, Rhône-Alpes Comté, Franche-Comté
Bleu d'Auvergne, Auvergne Bleu de Gex, Franche-Comté Bleu des Causses, Midi-Pyrénées Bleu du Vercors, Provence-Alpes-Côte, Rhône-Alpes Fourme d'Ambert or Montbrison, Auvergne Roquefort, Midi-Pyrénées
Banon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Chabichou du Poitou, Poitou-Charentes Chevrotin, Rhône-Alpes Crottin de Chavignol, Centre Mâconnais, Bourgogne Pélardon, Languedoc-Roussillon Picodon, Rhône-Alpes Pouligny Saint-Pierre, Centre Rigotte de Condrieu, Rhône-Alpes Rocamadour, Midi-Pyrénées Sainte Maure de Touraine, Centre Selles sur Cher, Centre Valençay, Centre
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