Forty-fourth French cheese officially recognised
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A cheese has become the 44th French cheese to be officially recognised by the European Commission. Fourme de Montbrison is made in the Forez mountains in central France in a 67-kilometer-square area. It is cylindrical, and covered in a thin orange skin.
Now though it has an AOP, or appellation d’origine protégée recognition (in English that’s a PDO, or Protected Designation of Origin).
It means it comes from a specific area, meets specific production qualities and has significant notoriety.
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