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+ The soils

The geological formations that make up the substratum are essentially composed of calcareous, they high because of  the regional structure.
These very permeable soils can easily absorb all the rain. Therefore the soils have a low agronomic potential (not very deep and dry). That’s why the Haute Provence farmers tries to take advantages of the poor natural local resources thanks to goat and cheese making.

+ The plants

+ The climate
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Its production area

Under Mediterranean climatic influence, it’s a district of medium-sized and dry mountains with hills and plateaux. The soil is not fertile and is mainly chalky and gets very dry. The vegetation is mainly composed of scrub land that goats like a lot.

The natural conditions of this region (climate – soils – vegetation ) are ideal for the development of a pastoral activity based on small goats’ herds bred freely.

  Un troupeau de chevres   La Montagne de Lure

The appellation zone is composed of : 31 cantons, 179 communes divided  between the departments Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse, Drôme. This area corresponds to an homogeneous zone because of its climatic and human characteristics.

Le Plateau de Sault   En hiver   Montdenier

The milk production, the cheese making and maturation are only made in the appellation area in respect for the traditions.

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