do you Love the large cheese platter with delightful cheeses from France?
So enjoy it now. For something suggests that the global warming is threatening the production of some of France's most famous cheeses.
the Producers of the cheeses tells The Telegrah, that the cows no longer can be fed with sufficiently large amounts of fresh, green grass, as is required according to the rules of osteproduktionen.
the Long drought in France in the summer of 2019 has made it necessary to feed the cows with dried hay instead of grass on the fields.
Osteproducenterne trying to put pressure on the French food authorities, who are strict in their control, that the milk really comes from the areas where the cheeses are being marketed to originate from.
Among the first to sound the alarm are the producers of Bleu d'Auvergne, Fourme d'Ambert and Montbrison, Époisses and Laguiole cheese. But more are expected to follow.
In July 2019 had osteproducenterne in the Livradois-Forez, the Auvergne, not seen rain in nine months and was therefore going to have to feed the cattle with hay.
Hence, manufacturers have now asked It, which is to draw up the rules and carry out checks, to be able to buy fresh food from locations other than from their own local fields.
Until now has It been reluctant to change the system for fear that it may damage the credibility, if you eliminate the geographical requirement.
- the Climate is changing from year to year. It will destroy our entire system, if we give such permissions. The cheeses come from exactly this geographical area, as you would expect, reads it from It.
President of the association Fourme d'Ambert and Bleu d'Auvergne, Aurélien Vorger, says to The Telegraph:
- We will have to adapt to these very special episodes of prolonged drought and heavy rains. They complicate life on our farms.
the Producers are now considering to grow among other alfalfa in the period in which the cows grazing on the fields.