France has a long history and culture of cheese making and consumption. The dairy tradition in France dates back to when animals were first domesticated thousands of years ago. This long and proud history has resulted in French cheese today of the highest quality, variety and taste.
From the humid and green pastures of Normandy, to the dry and arid plains in the South of France, each region can claim its own special dairy traditions and wonderful cheese. Because of the distinct differences in the regions, many French cheeses are territorial.