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Aveyron, the home of France’s iconic Roquefort cheese • FRANCE 24 English

Covering almost 9,000 km², the southern French department of Aveyron is one of the country’s largest. With its limestone plateaus and vertiginous gorges, the area is full of contrasts: just like its iconic cheese, Roquefort. The blue-veined ewe’s milk cheese – one of the oldest and most famous in the world – was born in this region.