top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon
arrow down

Moules de Bouchot protected by EC

Commission names Breton shellfish as first French product to receive Traditional Speciality title

TASTY seafood speciality Moules de Bouchot have become the first French product to be registered as a traditional speciality guaranteed spécialité traditionnelle garantie by the European Commission.

The mussels, grown through a centuries-old technique using vertical stakes in the intertidal zone on the seashore, are yellow-orange and particularly tender and juicy. They are also known for not containing any sand due to the way they are raised.

Moules de Bouchot are now a protected name and the move will halt foreign producers selling ordinary farmed mussels as the prized French speciality.

They are grown mainly on the north Breton coast and in 2011 41,000 tonnes were produced. That same year Moules de Bouchot from Mont-Saint-Michel Bay were given the label Appellation d'Origine Protégée (AOP) in 2011.

Moules de Bouchot

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Income Tax in France 2022 (for 2021 income)*
Featured Help Guide
- Primarily aimed at Britons, covers pensions, rent, ISAs, shares, savings and interest - Overview of online declarations + step-by-step guide to the French printed forms - Includes updates given automatically after this year's site opened
Get news, views and information from France
You have 2 free subscriber articles left
Subscribe now to read unlimited articles and exclusive content
Already a subscriber? Log in now