Beurre d'Isigny

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Ad for the butter, 1900.

Beurre d'Isigny is a type of cow's milk butter made in the Veys Bay area and the valleys of the rivers running into it, comprising several French communes surrounding Isigny-sur-Mer and straddling the Manche and Calvados departments of northern France.

The butter has a natural golden colour as a result of high levels of carotenoids.[1] The butter contains 82% fatty solids and is rich in oleic acid and mineral salts (particularly sodium). These salts provide flavour and a long shelf-life.[2]

The local producers requested protection for their milk products as early as the 1930s with a definition of the production area, finally receiving PDO status in 1996.[3]


  1. ^ "EAmbrosia".
  2. ^ "Fiche produit".
  3. ^ Beurre d'Isigny PDO registration, European Commission Denomination Information