The making of Banon cheese in Provence


Banon is a gorgeous goats’ cheese (chèvre) that gained its AOC in 2003.  It was first made in the village of Puimichel, approximately 1.5 hours north of our village Cotignac in the département of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.  Here we show how the Ouidette family make their outstanding chèvre.

Stephen Cronk
The author: Stephen Cronk

I became captivated with the world of wine whilst on a visit to the Barossa Valley during my gap year in Australia. I went on to join a London wine merchant and studied wine for several years before starting my own wine business at 24. I sold the business aged 30 and went into Telecoms for 15 years, during which time I began cooking up the plan to create Mirabeau.

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