Beurre d'Isigny

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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.

Ad for the butter, 1900.

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 minerals 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 1986.[citation needed]

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