19 September 2010

chestnut leaf packaging

Other than the heritage of wrapping Banon cheese in chestnut leaves they help to keep it moist and contribute to its distinctive flavour by imparting a little tannin over time. This relationship was likely established before paper-making was even known and has remained intact due to the many functions the leaves perform that cannot be recreated with man-made materials.  

Thanks for the picture Lina