Diversity, quality and taste
Diversity : France boasts 1,200 varieties of cheese. These are divided into different types, which are linked to the distinctive features of their regions of origin, including the climate, soil and undersoil. There are therefore many different types of land, as well as farms and farming traditions.
Quality : This comes from experience, expertise and technique, handed down from generation to generation and enhanced over time.
Taste : Each cheese has its own distinctive smell, flavour and texture resulting from a particular region or maturation period.
These cheeses tell a story about geography, people and landscapes!
In 2012, the French were the world’s leading consumers of cheese at 26.2 kg/inhabitant/year.