A natural-rind cheese of round shape made from cow or goat milk in France. The soft cheese has its name according to summer savory, a southern European herb pèbre d'aï (donkey pepper) similar to thyme and mint, with a peppery bite which gives the cheese its characteristic flavour. The natural rind is white with a blue tint. Poivre d'Ane is very similar to Banon cheese and the period of ripening is about one month. The content of fat is 45 per cent.