Banon cheese is a northern French Provensal cheese that comes in a 3.5-ounce mini wheel, traditionally washed with eau-de-vie (marc), wrapped in chestnut or grape leaves.
Predominantly a goat's milk cheese, Banon also contains small amounts of cow and sheep milk blended added to its recipe. It tastes best after having ripened for a few weeks. During this time it develops a smoother texture and rich flavor. Ripening often results in a small amount of edible blue mold under the wrapper. This mold helps to develop the flavor of the cheese. This cheese has a woodsy, fruity flavor that goes well with fresh fruit and sweet dessert wines. Made from pasteurized goat's, ewe's and cow's milk. Provided by igourmet.com
Serve Banon with very fresh, sweet fruit,
This cheese tends to be hard to find outside of exclusive cheese shops. You can purchase it online at iGourmet.com or via their store on Amazon: French Cheeses