Lautrec Garlic Hits Lewis & Cooper's Shelves
Published on Wednesday 27 September 2017
It may be tardy but it's no less delicious, this week has seen our first delivery of the sweet and subtle pink Lautrec garlic. As well as being utterly delicious, the health benefits of this nutrient-packed trusty bulb are well known.Legend has it that at some point in the Middle Ages, a travelling merchant stopped in Lautrec looking for a meal. He had no money, instead offering to pay for his food with pink clovers of garlic. The innkeeper planted the cloves, and the popularity of pink garlic grew from there.
Protected since 1996 with a European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) that allows only garlic grown within a 320 hectare to carry the name, Ail Rose de Lautrec garlic gets its special qualities from the hillsides of the Tarn river valley.
In order to qualify for the Label Rouge and PGI Lautrec Pink Garlic certifications, growers have to comply with a strict set of specifications covering each stage of garlic cultivation.