This large, white, super creamy bean is the classic French Tarbais bean grown by Rancho Gordo in California. These delicious heirloom beans are best suited for slow and low cooking like a cassoulet which is why Steve at Rancho Gordo gave his West Coast grown version the name. Tarbais beans were developed by generations of farmers in Tarbes, France. The original seed is a New World beanand most likely originated in Mexico. Steve sourced the bean seeds from France but grows them with the terroir of California so he feels that out of respect for the French farmers he should call his Cassoulet. It's a favorite and frequently sold out on the Rancho Gordo site. No doubt they won't be around her long either.