The following article is by French expert cheese maker Gerald Tanesse (now living in Cape Town)
Le bouchon: “Hey you! Yes you!” Hello, or should I say Bonjour as French is my home language and the country where I was born. You are looking at me through the glass door of the fridge wandering what can I be? I am a cork, in French we say bouchon, yes like mouth which is bouche and add on which makes bouchon.