Foie gras literally means “fat liver” in English. It is a delicacy that comes from ducks who have gorged on food. Rougié has been producing high quality foie gras and duck-related products in France since 1875, and they’ve got it down to a science. Today, Rougié duck can be found in 120 countries around the world!
Rougié’s Moulard Ducks
Rougié raises Moulard ducks from when they are chicks, beginning with free-range feeding for the first 12 weeks of life. After that, the process of gavage begins, which is the overfeeding of ducks; at Rougié, this means two hand-fed meals per day by trained farmers. They are fed locally grown corn that contains zero antibiotics or hormones, making for a natural and tasty end result. This fattening process lasts for between 10 and 12 days.
Specialty Duck Products
Foie gras isn’t the only gourmet food this brand makes! Rougié also offers other specialty duck products, including duck breast, duck fat, and pâté. Cook with duck fat in place of butter or oil, or make your own duck confit for a special occasion.