Made high in the rugged mountains that form a natural border between France and Spain, this rare blue cheese is available only on a very seasonal basis. Made during the lambing season which runs from early spring to late summer the cheese is a close cousin of the famous AOC sheep milk cheeses of Ossau Iraty.
Seeded with a Roquefort blue mould, the reddish brown rinded wheels are spiked after two months and then matured in humid cur- ing rooms for at least a further 4 months. Small pockets of salty blue moulds form in the cheese as it slowly hardens, developing a nutty texture, and slightly sweet floral aftertaste reminiscent of the pastures of the high alpage.
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Basque Country
Source of milk: Ewe's Milk
Texture: Semi Hard cheese,
Flavour: sweet floral aftertaste
Aging time: 4 months
Serving Suggestion: Why not enjoy this cheese like the locals in Basque Country and pair it with some black cherry jam and baguette.
Wine Pairing: Enjoy with light wine or desert wine such as Sauterne.
*All our cheeses are cut by hand so the weight may vary slightly :)