Since 2009, the Onion Roscoff is recognized as an AOC. This reward 15 years of hard work by the defense of the Union. In 2013, the Onion Roscoff becomes a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).
But what is the difference between the two? The only difference is the scope of the term: one is French (AOC), the other European (PDO).
But what does that mean?
– The entire production process must take place on specific geographical area (click for map-producing lands)
– The INAO identifies and certifies the best plots for growing onions
– No anti-germ treatment, the product is preserved naturally
– A product cleaned by hand once harvested, which verifies the quality of onions
– Many controls throughout the year validate the label
To summarize: in a given geographic area, men have developed expertise giving typical products linked to a unique terroir.
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