Hailing from France's Loire Valley, Bûcheron is a mass-produced ripened goat's-milk cheese. A white, bloomy rind (which is sometimes covered with ash) covers a soft, spreadable paste that has a tangy yet mild flavor. Bûcheron comes in 11-ounce logs (bûche is French for "log") and is commonly available in supermarkets. See also cheese.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.