Wednesday, July 11, 2018

banon -

Banon is a French cheese that can use cow's milk, sheep's milk, goat's milk or a combination of the milk. All the milk used to make Banon cheese is not pasteurized first.

The leaves of the chestnut tree are used to wrap this cheese to keep the cheese from drying out. The wrapper from the leaves of the chestnut tree has an effect on the flavor of the Banon cheese. When the cheese is matured then the fungus is blue and gray and also the yeast grows on the cheese.

By locals Banon cheese is also used to make other cheese named Fromage Fort du Mont Ventoux. The cheese is made by putting young Banon cheese in a pottery pot and seasoning it with salt and pepper and vinegar or eau-de-vie. The cauliflower is then stored in a cold warehouse for the fermentation process to occur in the cheese.