Ossau Iraty

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Origin:                       France
Region:                      Pays Basque
Made by:                   Fromagerie Istara
Type:                          Hard
Milk:                           Sheep
Milk Treatment:    Pasteurised
Coagulant:                Animal Rennet

Made in the French Pyrenees, some food historians claim that this cheese has a 5,000-year history.

Characteristics: ivory paste and brown-grey rough rind; deep aroma; sweet, pasture-filled flavours with a taste of hazelnuts and wild herbs.

Best with: excellent with a drizzle of honey.