Three black lambs, four white lambs and two ewes in a sheep pen.

Charlevoix lambs

In 2009, after 15 years of tireless work, Charlevoix lamb producers finally obtained a reserved designation and a protected geographical indication (PGI)—the very first in Québec. To be labeled Agneau de Charlevoix (Charlevoix lamb), the animal must be born and raised in the region, and its entire development, including its transformation, must be strongly linked to the territory. The lambs must be fed local fodder and grains (barley and oats) and meet quality standards.

Photo: Ferme Éboulmontaise S.E.N.C.