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A real character trait with his line of ashes

The milk producers, often working high up in the mountains, did not have enough milk to produce a cheese in a single go. They came up with the idea of covering the curd (unmatured cheese) made from the morning’s milking with a fine layer of ash to protect and conserve it. Curd from the evening’s milking would then be added at the end of the day to finish the cheese. That is how appears this famous its characteristic black line of the delicious authentic cheese. A real character trait !

Le Montagnon PDO Morbier (brand dedicates to unpasteurised milk cheeses of Franche Comté) is made in small cheese-dairies in the high plateaux of the Doubs. Usually eaten at the end of the meal, it can also be enjoyed as an appetiser, served hot as part of the main dish or simply nibbled as a snack.

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An Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée OR AOC is only applies when the product qualities result from a land and traditional producing conditions. The AOC cheeses have a European recognition and a new denomination : PDO or Protected Designation of Origin.


AOP is an official certification label of origin and quality. This logo is easily recognized thanks to its red and gold colors. It can only be granted by public authorities and to groups of producers gathered in a federative structure: Organisme de Défense et de Gestion (Defence and Management Organisation).

The Protected Designation of Origin has been historically created to fight against fraud (law of 1905). Then the label became Controlled Designation of Origin in 1935 and was open to  all agricultural and food products in 1990.

Since May, 1, 2009 the European logo PDO has been mandatory for European food products of which production, processing and development are made in a defined geographical area  according to  a recognised know-how and specifications. Only wines can remain under the label AOC -Controlled designation of origin (decree EU 01/01/2012)


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