A wonder of the Pyrenees
This thousand-year-old cheese made entirely from sheep milk originates from between the Ossau valley in Béarn and the Massif d’Iraty in the Basque country. It is a cheese that keeps well with a compact paste that crumbles after maturation. It has a fine, melting texture with milky flavours and a light taste of straw and hazelnut. Records show the presence of Ossau-Iraty in the markets of Toulouse in the first century and ever since this time it has been produced according to the same methods. Ossau-Iraty reflects the union of two regions, drawing the best of Ossau, a listed, lush-green valley with its splendid lakes and breath-taking scenery, and Iraty, lying between France and Spain, an area renowned for its majestic beech tree forests, the largest in Europe. It is against the backdrop of this idyllic landscape that the sheep undertake their transhumance each summer and offer this exceptional cheese.
Profile and character :
uncooked, presse hard cheese
A delicious sweet and savoury alliance – traditionally served in thin slices with black cherry jam, but can equally be appreciated with quince jelly. Ideally kept in a cool, dry place.
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The exquisite aromas of the Corsican maquis
Nothing compares to this delicious Corsican Tomme. A cheese full of character expressing the heady aromas of the wild Corsican mountainous regions, the maquis, the preferred pasturing grounds of the Corsican sheep. The paste is hard and has a grainy aspect, pressed and cooked and left to mature for 6 weeks to allow the full range of flavours to develop.
A rare cheese that is an absolute must !
This extraordinary raw goat milk cheese is made in Châteaudouble in the Var region, a few kilometres from Draguignan. It is made by molding the curd in a cloth which is then knotted and spun to extract the whey. It is this handling that gives the cheese such a peculiar shape, like a loaf of bread.
The fine ivory paste has a light and airy mouthfeel. The unrivalled taste of this rare cheese is revealed through the subtle goaty flavours and infinite creaminess, making the Chèvre Fleur a highly prized delicacy.