From Brittany to the Pyrenees, from Alsace to Normandy, from Provence to Corsica, every corner of France expresses and produces cheese taste and unique flavor.
Popular Cheeses in France
There are over 300 different types of French cheese: among them 45 benefit the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC or DOC) and 38 dell'Appellation of Origin Protégée (AOP or DOP). According to statistics every French citizen consumes an average of 24 kg of cheese per year, ranking second in the world after Greece (25.4 kg). With more than 30,000 milk producers in France, you'll be spoiled for choice!
Most people around the world know Brie, Camembert and Roquefort, that are surely the most popular French cheeses abroad, yet there are more names you should know if you are a real cheese lover. Here are some suggestions for the perfect French cheese board.
French Cheese Platter
Comté, Mimolette, Fourme d'Ambert, Fleur de Nuit, Èpoisses, Buche de Touraine, Tomme Brulée... These are just some of the fantastic French cheeses you could put on your special cheese platter. And the list is long! Below, our exclusive selection of cheeses from France.