Say Cheese

Written by Provence Confidential. Posted in Food

Say Cheese

May 16, 2010 is the day the village of Banon (Luberon) will be honoring it's delicious goat cheese aptly named Banon.  Made from non-pasteurized whole goat cheese, a Banon has the peculiarity of being delicately wrapped in chestnut leaves before being individually packaged with raffia.

Each one is like a little present for the palate. It is both sweet and strong and always mouth-watering.  www.banon-aoc.com  Like wine, olive oil and many other food products the Banon has to be made following strict regulations in order to be AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlée) accredited.  The French government classifies, protects, and regulates nearly 60 cheeses.

Try to make it for the festivities so that you can help taste the best of the best and elect the grand prize winner for 2010. www.village-banon.fr