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).

aoc cheese label

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

Pressed Cheeses

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

Fresh Cheese

Brocciu, Corsica

Pressed and Cooked Cheeses

Abondance, Rhône-Alpes

Beaufort, Rhône-Alpes

Comté, Franche-Comté

Blue Cheeses

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

Goat Cheeses

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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