Pelardon des Cevennes
Pelardon is a traditional, fresh table cheese made from the unpasteurised milk of goats. Since August 2000, the cheese has benefited from Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) status. The cheese is produced in the Cevennes region, near the Alpes in the Languedoc. The thin, wrinkled, natural rind of the cheese has white and pale blue moulds. The flavour of Pelardon suggests sour cream with walnut oil, balanced by a gentle, salty finish. When young, the cheese is softer and more mousse-like than most goat's milk cheeses. When aged, it gives a goaty aroma and intense Brazil-nut sweetness.