In past times, cheesemakers used to insert a single piece of straw in the centre of the cheese in order to provide support while transporting it within the province. Based on the same tradition, Paillot de Chèvre is a ripened goat cheese shaped in a traditional log with plastic straws rolled along the length of the thin, bloomy, white exterior.
It is white and firm towards the centre but runnier at the edge of the rind. Balanced, flavourful, and slightly tangy, lactic and goaty with subtle hints of hazelnut. The flavours become more pronounced as the cheese ripens.