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Ossau Iraty (AOC)

Ossau-Iraty

£10.86

Weight approx 200g.

MILK
Pasteurised ewe’s milk

RENNET
Traditional

TEXTURE
Creamy, firm, grainy, oily and supple

REGION
Pyrénées and Basque Country, Aquitaine, South-West France

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Product Description

WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Elegant, refined sweet flavours and butterscotch finish with hints of olive, hazelnut and fig. Luscious and velvet texture.

WHERE IT COMES FROM: Ossau-Iraty, a classic sheep’s milk cheese, takes its name from the neighbouring Pyrenean provinces of the Ossau Valley in the Bearn and the wooded hills of Iraty in the French Basque country. Always elegant and refined, Ossau Iraty is a truly old cheese, being mentioned as early as the 14th century – some say it was produced for centuries before that. Made by Peio Etchelocou.