Production of PGI saucisson: a chain of excellence
What is a PGI?
A PGI is an official indication of origin and of quality, that reserves the geographical name “Ardèche” to meat curers whose products respect stringent and specific technical specifications, linked to a terroir and to an origin. It highlights and allows recognition of:
- The natural environment of the Ardèche, favourable to the production and maturing of traditional charcuterie.
- The quality, origin and control of the fresh raw materials and ingredients used in their production.
- The ancestral know-how offered by these products (recipes, methods and manual skills).
- The food safety requirements associated with this know-how (traceability from the breeder to the finished product).
Saucissons, saucisses sèches, rosettes, jésus and chaudins
>>>Delicate: Made to ancient recipes, it is the fruit of a blend of mature fresh meat from pork pigs.
>>>Typical: Finely or coarsely ground, salted and spiced, the stuffing is carefully covered with a natural casing.
Slowly matured in ancient Vivarais, cradle of Ardèche traditions, it develops a natural bloom that regulates the drying. Pronounced meat flavours, lightly spiced... Supple and tender texture. It respects time and tradition.