The Good Food Network has been working with Castaing for almost two decades and we rate this company one of our best quality suppliers. Castaing are a relatively small producer of foie gras, pates, confit, cassoulet and French ready meals based in the Landes region of South West France. They prioritize quality over volume and for anyone keen on very good quality French food from South West France, this is a superb range! 100% natural with no preservatives.
Castaing was founded in 1925 near Saint – Sever, in the Landes region of South West France, by Joseph Castaing, who set about commercialising his foie gras, terrines and duck confit.
Castaing remain Family owned and is today headed by the great grandson Jean Daniel Castaing. The company remains committed to respecting quality and regional gastronomic traditions and authentic tastes of the Landes region.
A genuine ambassador of French cuisine, Castaing today distributes its foie gras and French gastronomic specialities worldwide among prestigious hotels, restaurants, luxury department stores and of course, The Good Food Network!
Castaing Geographic Location & Quality
Castaing is situated in the Landes region of South West France (now the modern Aquitaine region) in what is one of key foie gras producing regions – 60% of French foie gras come from the Landes.
The geese and duck reared here are reputed to be the best quality on the market, and in the case of Castaing, one reason is that their ducks and geese are free range rather than intensively reared. It is one our most expensive ranges, but one of the best too.
Castaing work with small scale local farms, which perpetuate traditional duck breeding methods and rearing outdoors with a 100% natural diet and work with “mulard” ducks. The animals are fed by hand with whole grain corn and the ducks and geese used by Castaing have achieved “label rouge” status along the way (label rouge is a guarantee of quality awarded to food products).
Castaing Foie gras
Castaing are one of the most reputed foie gras producers in France. We only stock two of their foie gras – the reason being that when we work with a supplier, we tend to use one supplier for one part of the range – for example we used Edouard Artzner mainly foie foie gras; la Belle Chaurienne for cassoulet; Maison Godard for French ready meals.
We focus on their duck foie gras en bloc. We have featured these for around 20 years, sold probably over 10,000 of them and received countless re-orders. Castaing duck foie gras are available in 130g tins and 200g tins.
These blocks of foie gras are ideal for slicing and serving as a starter and canapes.
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