Bleu des Basques Pur Brebis

$19.59
(No reviews yet) Write a Review

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 originFrance
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 :)

{"customer_id": "", "items":[ ], "quantity": "", "show_primary_checkout_button": "", "show_multiple_address_shipping": "", "discount": {"value":"", "formatted": ""}, "sub_total": {"value":"", "formatted": ""}, "grand_total": {"value":"", "formatted": ""}, "coupons": [ ], "taxes":[ ], "shipping_handling": { "handling_cost": {"value":"", "formatted": ""}, "show_estimator": "", "selected_state": "", "selected_zip": "", "selected_city": "", "shipping_cost": {"value":"", "formatted": ""}, "provider": "", "show_estimator": "", "countries": [ ], "states": [ ] }, "gift_certificates":[ ]}