Imported from France, Istara P’tit Basque Ewe's Milk Cheese resembles Manchego, but has a milder flavor. It is made with pure ewe’s milk from small herds of sheep that graze peacefully in the French Pyrenees Mountains. It is still "cut" by hand with a cheese maker's loving touch. This gentle technique protects the subtle, tender flavors. Once formed into a basket weave mold, it is aged for 70 days and encased with wax for preservation. It is sweet with a nutty finish and uniquely creamy for a semi-hard cheese.
This item is perishable and should arrive within 3 days of shipment from our headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. Depending on where this item is headed, it may require expedited shipping.
Pasteurized Sheep's Milk, made with BGH Free animal rennet.
Remember the One Hour Rule: Bring to room temperature prior to enjoying.
Refrigerate immediately upon receipt to maintain freshness.
Try it in a savory bruschetta, paired with tomatoes, olives, and rustic bread; or in a gourmet ham sandwich. P'tit Basque Fromage de Brebis was brought to the American market as a more approachable or accessible sheep's milk cheese, in other words, no so funky and sheepy.