The Bouton d’Oc is an unusual small pear shaped cheese with a straw (sometimes a vine branch) pierced through the center. The rind allows natural mould to form on the outside giving the cheese a wrinkled look. The taste is extremely pleasant. As the maturity period is extended the taste becomes more pronounced, but always very pleasant to the palate. As the cheese is small it requires one delicious mouthful to appreciate its qualities. The cheese has a fine, soft pâte uncooked and unpressed.
White wine: Gaillac (Mauzac, L'En de l'El, Ondenc grapes)