Ossau Iraty hails from the Northern Basque region of France where the green pastures and rolling hills of the Pyrenees provide lush, rich grazing for the sheep whose milk creates this semi-firm wheel.
One of only two sheep’s milk cheeses in France made under AOC guidelines, which ensures a time-tested product true to tradition & quality. Traditionally a rustic shepherd’s cheese, Ossau has a subtle but complex profile. With buttery and slightly sweet flavors, a silken, dense texture and nutty qualities, this cheese is a more than suitable partner for a variety of foods and wine. It serves as an excellent table cheese, as an addition to a charcuterie or anti-pasti platter, and is right at home with an after-dinner cheese course. Pair with bold earthy reds or dry crisp whites.