Onetik Bleu des Basques 5kg

Product Profile:

Name Bleu des Basques
Producer Onetik
Origin Midi-Pyrénées (Basque country)
Milk Stock Pasteurised sheep milk
Rennet Type  Animal 
Average Fat Content  33% 
Format Large wheel
Size 5kg approx. (random weight)
Minimum Order 1/4 wheel (1.2kg approx.)
Qty Per Box Single wheel per box


Bleu des Basques is a cousin of the AOC sheep milk cheese Ossau Iraty, and historically was only made when there was plenty of spare milk around. Not surprisingly the demand has grown in recent years, so now it is produced throughout the year. In full production since 2001 the cheese is now much easier to find.

Bleu des Basques is made in the rugged mountains that form the natural border between France and Spain, the Pyrénées. It is a creamy ewe’s milk cheese with the area’s trademark flavour; nutty and slightly sweet with a floral aftertaste reminiscent of the pastures of the high alpage. It has a somewhat crumbly structure, wherein the salty blue mould forms in small pockets as the cheese slowly ages over three months. The best examples of this cheese are still made during the lambing season which runs from early to late spring.




servings per pack: 128 approx.              serving size: 25g     
  per serve per 100g
Energy  399kj 1595kj
Protein  5.2g 20.9g
Fat, Total  8.4g 33.5g
  - Saturated  - -
Carbohydrates 20mg 100mg
  - Sugars  - -
Calcium  135mg 540mg
Sodium  195mg 780mg
Ingredients: Ewe’s Milk, Rennet, Salt, Cultures

Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff and Onetik Website http://www.onetik.com/en 


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