France is a country in Western Europe. France’s geography, history, culture and economy have made this a real “land of milk”. The French dairy industry is a key driver of the French economy, recording a trade surplus of €3.6 billion in 2013. The industry generates revenues of €27 billion, making it France’s second-largest agrifood business, after meat.
France is the only country in the world to boast 1,200 different types of cheeses, butters and creams, with approximately 70,000 dairy farms and 650 processing plants.