Ossau Iraty Fermier - Unpasteurised Sheep Cheese - approx 230g
The Ossau-Iraty, the most famous sheep cheese of the Basque Country in the Pyrenees region of France. It has an orange-beige crust, patinated with slightly convex heel. Its paste, pearly white is smooth with tiny openings. The flavour of Ossau-Iraty is very fine, fruity notes displaying perfectly the delicacy of sheep's milk.
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This well-known Pyrenean cheese, was in the fourteenth century, the currency of the local shepherds. It originates in the grassland areas of the Ossau valley in Barn and the Iraty massif in the Basque Country.
Ossau-Iraty, traditionally made in mountain huts called "Cayolars", is then entrusted to cheese caves of the region who provide care, quietly, gently for 4 to 6 months.
Ossau-Iraty is a tomme of sheep with a diameter of 26 cm and a thickness of 15 cm. A whole cheese weighs about 4.8 kg. The tradition is to consume with black cherry jam or quince paste - but this isn't compulsory!
Ossau-Iraty has been a PDO since 1980.
Ingredients: Raw ewe's milk, salt, lactic ferments, animal rennet.
Nutritional values per 100 g
Energy values 405kcal / 1679kJ
Fat 33.6 g of which AC saturated fat 20.6 g
carbohydrates 1.15 g with sugar 0 g
protein 24.5 g
Salt 1.62 g
fibers - g