Carles Roquefort

oil on wood, 8x8"

Carles Roquefort by Mike Geno

Roquefort is an ancient cheese which dates back about 2,000 years and it well deserves its reputation as one of France's national treasures. We know that Roquefort dates back at least to 79 C.E. because Pliny the Elder wrote about its rich aroma. Especially good Roquefort is made by Carles; it is the last to be handmade in every step.

I painted two Roquefort portraits due to the fact that I painted the wrong one first, for a commission.