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Abondance -cow- France

(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

(local/other name):
• Chablaisienne
• La race d’Abondance
• Pie rouge française de Montagne
local/other name (English):
• Chablaisien

The Abondance gets its name from the small village of La Chapelle d’Abondance, which sits in a valley in the heart of the Chablais Alps of France.

The Abondance, now found mostly in Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne, was originally called ‘Chablaisienne’ until 1891. Then a herdbook was established and it was renamed.

80% of Abondance milk produced goes to making AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) cheeses.

Microsatellites and SNPs show a close relationship between the Abondance and the Tarentaise.

(French) La Chapelle d’Abondance = The Abondance Chapel

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This page was last updated on: 2023-05-13

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