La noix de Grenoble, une AOC.

As I've seen that some of you didn't konw that the walnuts were a symbol of Grenoble I've decided to tell you a bit more about that in my post today.

First of all: was is an AOC (in French: Appellation d'Origine Controlée)?

Here in France, some products must come from a certain area and must be produced in a certain way in order to have the genuine name of the product (some famous exemples could be Champagne or Roquefort cheese).

Some european equivalents to french AOC are :
  • DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) in Italia
  • QbA (Qualitätswein) in Germany
  • D.O.(Denominación de origen) in Spain
When did our walnut become an AOC ?
Grenoble walnuts have had the label AOC since 1938 (June, 17th to be sharply exact!)

You can find more information just here : (in French only).

4 commentaires:

Chuck Pefley a dit…

Are your walnuts also known as Butternuts?

mum a dit…

Une bonne explication et une belle photo : voilà de quoi renseigner ceux qui sont loin ....

Peter a dit…

Si ça peut te faire plaisir, j'en mange quasiment tous les jours pendant l'hiver!

alice a dit…

J'adore ça, encore plus quand elles sont fraîches mais la saison est si courte...Et dans les brownies, un délice!
Tu avais raison pour les Beach Boys, décidément tu es très forte.