30 March 2010
Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC), which translates as "controlled designation of origin" is the French certification granted to certain French geographical indications for wines, cheeses, butters, and other agricultural products,
The organization stresses that AOC products will be produced in a consistent and traditional manner with ingredients from specifically classified producers in designated geographical areas. The products must further be aged at least partially in the respective designated area.
Haute-Provence Lavender Essential Oil, the poultry of Bresse, Lentils from Le-Puy-en-Velay, Butter from