(most common name)
• La race d’Abondance
• Pie rouge française de Montagne
local/other name (English):
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
This page was last updated on: 2023-05-13
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