Have you ever heard about the Protected Designation of Origin?
The main purpose of this is to designate products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from the region concerned.
This means that only the products made is these regions can be named in an specific way.
France has 435 wines protected, 256 food products, and 53 types of spirits!
The two best-known protected products of France are:
-Champagne from the region now known as the “Champagne wine region” in the northeast of France.
If it doesn’t come from this region we should call it “sparkling wine”.
-Roquefort from the commune Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in southern France.
Those wich doesn’t come from that region are known as “blue cheese”
Do you know other french products with this designation? What about your country, are there any of this products?