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Ossau Iraty 1an Cru tradition AOC


Handmade mountain cheese produced by a small isolated community. Semi-hard in texture, with a brine-rubbed rind. A firm yet supple cheese, in that the hard rind holds within a pate that crumbles and breaks down on impact, with a complexity of tastes that tingle on the palate. With a little age the pate becomes flakier and more brittle, along with the taste, that becomes pronounced and nutty.

Country France
Region Pays Basque
Age 3 Months+
Milk Sheep (Unpasteurized )
Fat 35%
Classification Medium
Strength Characterful
Texture creamy, firm, grainy, oily and supple
buttery, fruity, herbaceous, nutty
earthy, grassy