|Country of Origin||France|
|Age||2 weeks to 2 months|
|Classification||Aged Fresh, Soft, Artisan|
|Milk||Unpasteurized Goat’s (or Sheep’s) Milk|
|Weight and shape||90 to 120 g (3 to 4 oz), Round|
|Size||Diameter: 6 to 7 cm; Height: 2.5 to 3 cm|
|Aroma||Strong, fruity, woody|
|Taste||Young: mild and lactic; Matured: nutty and goaty tang|
|Pairing||Fruity red or white wine, Provençal Rosé|
|Texture||Creamy, smooth, sticky|
First made by a couple in the village of Puimichel near the town of Banon in the Haute-Provence, the Banon is a historical cheese that date back to the Gallo-Roman era.
A speciality of the mountains of Lure in Provence, the Banon cheese is uniquely wrapped in layers of chestnut leaves and bound with raffia (some producers dip the leaves and raffia in vinegar or eau-de-vie for added flavour).
The cheese has been granted the AOC status in 2003.
Banon Tasting Notes
Banon has to be age for at least 2 weeks. When young, the flavor is mild and lactic but becoming more nutty and woody with age.
After prolong aging, the leaves tend to dry out causing blue and gray moulds to grow on and under the leaves which result in softening of paste and the flavor becoming more nutty with a distinct goaty tang.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
Banon is a companion of crusty baguette and black/red rice cracker. It also goes extremely well with most fruits and honey.
For wine pairing, you can serve both fruity red or white wine. If you are in the region, definitely go with Provençal Rosé for a special and unforgettable pairing.
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Where to Buy Banaon:
- fromages – €11.40
- fair field cheese – $17.99
- pongcheese – £8.95
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