Beurre d'Ardenne

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Beurre d’Ardenne is a type of butter made in the Ardennes of Belgium from cow's milk.

As a traditional product of the area, it received Belgian appellation d'origine by royal decree in 1984,[1] and received European protected designation of origin status in 1996.[2]


The areas where it is produced are within Wallonia and include the provinces of Luxembourg, Namur and Liège.[3]

To qualify, production must take place entirely in those areas, from milking of the cows, through to churning and, final maturation of the butter,[4] and may be made by churning milk, cream or a mixture of both. The final product must be of at least 82% butterfat and butyric acid.


  1. ^ Beurre d'Ardennes AO info (French) OMPI Resources
  2. ^ Beurre d'Ardennes Profile, European PDO/PGI Database, European Commission
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), APAQ-W
  4. ^ Agency for Wallonian Agricultural Produce (APAQ-W) - Butter Product Search Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (French)