Thursday, July 12, 2018

picodon -

Picodon is a French cheese made with pasteurized pasteurized milk. This cheese has been certified AOC and can only be produced in the southern Rhone region, including Ardeche and Drome, the Barjac canton in the Gard department and the Valreas canton in the Vaucluse department.

This cheese has a thin skin that has the scent of a stone cave. The inside of this cheese is solid and aromatic. Often this cheese is wrapped together with spices in a bottle of green olive oil. Picodon cheese coated with a layer of mushrooms and the longer this cheese is matured then the mushrooms will be more visible.

This cheese is matured at least 12 days. If the Picodon has been matured for 1 month then the cheese enters a new phase called "Dieulefit-Affinage". At this stage the cheese is washed with salt water several times and rubbed with wine or brandy.