BASQUES SHEEPS

Morgan’s favorite cheese

 

Said to be one of the first cheeses ever produced, this gem from Aquitaine, France has only gotten better with age. Beneath its amber, mold-dappled rind lies an ivory paste that is both slightly granular and very rich, boasting toasted wheat aromas and nutty, grassy-sweet flavours.

The unctuous sheep’s milk curds are warmed before being pressed into wheels–its resulting texture makes it a superb melter, and its pious origins (often made in by monks in the western Pyrenees) ensure the high quality of the entire cheesemaking process. Ossau stands as one of the most pairable cheeses around.

In the mountains of Irati, in the French Basque Country, transhumance (the seasonal migration of livestock) is an ancestral tradition. In late spring, in the month of June, the flocks would leave the valley floor and be moved up to the mountains until September, to collectively managed pastures where their milk would be processed in the mountain huts known as etxola or cayolar in Basque.

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Additional information

Country of Origin

Region

Aquitaine, France

Milk

Hardness

Vegetarian

Organic

Pasteurized

For Pregnant Women

No

Raw Milk

Yes

Age

6 Months +

SKU N/A Category
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In the mountains of Irati, in the French Basque Country, transhumance (the seasonal migration of livestock) is an ancestral tradition. In late spring, in the month of June, the flocks would leave the valley floor and be moved up to the mountains until September, to collectively managed pastures where their milk would be processed in the mountain huts known as etxola or cayolar in Basque.