French products with quality label AOC & AOP


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aop - aoc

AOP: Appellation d'origine protégée

AOP is the french traduction of PDO (Product Designation of Origin). The Designation of Origin is a system that protects a cultural and gastronomic heritage. The system guarantees the product’s origin and uniqueness. It ensures that its production follows strict specifications established through traditional and ancestral know-how.

To be acknowledged as a Designation of Origin, a dairy product must:

  • Originate from a determined region or zone
  • Satisfy specific production regulations
  • Have an officially established reputation
  • Apply for and obtain Designation of Origin recognition from INAO and thereafter, apply for a PDO recognition from the European Union