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      Langres PDO

The Langres PDO is a cheese produced with milk from cows belonging to breeds located in the tableland of Langres.

The production area of Langres PDO is located near the tableland of Langres and extends over a part of the departments of Côte-d'Or, Haute-Marne and Vosges, in the regions Burgundy, Champagne-Ardennes and Lorraine.

The first documents mentioning Langres PDO go back to the 18th century. Indeed, this cheese is mentioned in a canto wrote by the prior of Langres Dominicans. At that time, its production was mostly made by farmers for familiar consumption or, rarely, for the local market. But over the times, the Langres cheese was more and more appreciated and has become the subject of a prosperous marketing.

Langres PDO can be immediately recognised thanks to its typical hollow on the surface, called dimple. Local population like to taste it after having poured out some Champagne or Marc de Bourgogne on it.


Langres PDO has a rind with an intense aroma, always humid and brilliant, and its colour varies from light yellow to brown depending on the ripening level. The paste, solid and elastic, goes from white to light beige colour and melts in the mouth releasing its full taste. There are three variants: the large cheese weighs minimum 800 gr and it must ripen for about 21 days, the middle sized one, whose weight is at least 280 gr and is refined for 18 days, whilst the small cheese weighs minimum 150 gr and must ripen for about 15 days.

The product is sold as Langres PDO. It can be marketed fresh, whole, in small or big single cheeses, in individual packages or in slices in the specialised shops


The Langres PDO is conserved in the least cold compartment of the refrigerator, wrapped in its original package. It must be tasted at room temperature, so it must be taken from the refrigerator about half an hour before eating.

Langres PDO is ideal at the end of a meal, but can also be used to prepare some recipes. It is perfect with bodied red wines like Bourgogne, Mercurey or Nuits-Saint-Georges or Medoc wines.


PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)(ES). Protected designation of origińe (PDO) stands for a product for which the principal steps for production are done following a well-established technique within the same geographical area, which gives the product its characteristics. Year of registration 1996

AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée)(Fr). Year of registration 1991



Dietary product


Lactose-free product




   292 - 304 kcal per 100 gr.


   15 - 17.2 gr. per 100 gr.


   24.6 gr. per 100 gr.

Fat in dry matter

   50 %


   0.25 - 0.68 gr. per 100 gr.


   1.4 - 2 gr. per 100 gr.

Saturated acids

   15.9 gr. per 100 gr.


   55.1 gr. per 100 gr.


(Ca) Calcium

  188 mg. ( 79% )*

(K) Potassium

  128 mg. ( + 45% )*

(Mg) Magnesium

  20 mg. ( 43% )*

(Na) Sodium

  547 mg. ( 32% )*

(P) Phosphorus

  297 mg. ( 41% )*

Dietary element

(Cu) Copper

  70 mcg. ( 0% )*

(Fe) Iron

  0.136 mg. ( 86% )*

(Se) Selenium

  6 mcg. ( 61% )*

(Zn) Zinc

  6 mg. ( + 50% )*


(A) Retino.

  180 mcg. ( 38% )*

(B1) Thiamine.

  10 mcg. ( 75% )*

(B2) Riboflavin.

  0.33 mg. ( + 10% )*

(B3) Niacin.

   0.1 mg. per 100 gr.

(B5) Pantothenic acid.

   0.2 mg. per 100 gr.

(B6) Pyridoxine.

  0.06 mg. ( 40% )*

(B9) Folatsin..

  16 mcg. ( 16% )*

(B12) Cobalamin.

  1.7 mcg. ( + 21% )*

(C) Ascorbic acid

  0.6 mg. ( 14% )*

(D) Calciferol

   0.95 mcg.

(E) Tocopherol

  0.6 mg. ( + 20% )*

*(the difference from the average value)


38,1 -  Individual visits per month (average)
2481 -  All individual visits
08 01 2017 -  Date of publication of this article

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