banon

[ba-non, -nawn]
noun
a small, round goat cheese from Provence, France, that is dipped in brandy before being wrapped in chestnut leaves.

Origin:
after Banon, a village in SE France (Basses-Alpes)

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Main Entry:  banon
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of soft French goat's-milk cheese wrapped in dried chestnut leaves, sometimes soaked in cognac or marc, and tied for aging; also called le banon
Usage:  cooking
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