OSSAU-IRATY AOC,AOP,a Pyrenean ewe's milk cheese.
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July 4th, 2009 – by: bernard69
It is an unpasteurised,uncooked,pressed,semi-soft(or semi-hard as u want!) ewe's milk cheese with a natural grey or yellow-orange rind and a 50% fat content.It is produced exclusively with the milk of Basco-Béarnaises and Manech ewes,sometimes in mountain huts(Ossau-Iraty fermier).The maturing time is at least 90 days.
Like a wheel in shape with a slightly convex or straight heel,it is produced in 2 sizes wheighing 2 to 3 kg and 4 to 7 kg.Its white paste which may have small holes is creamy and supple when young but becomes more firm when ages.It has a nutty and earthy flavor.
www.ossau-iraty.fr in French only
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