Onetik Ossau Iraty 6mth 4kg

Product Profile:

Name Ossau Iraty 6mth
Producer Onetik
Origin Aquitaine (Basque), France
Milk Stock Pasteurised sheeps' milk
Rennet Type 
Avg. Fat Content 
Format Large wheel
Size 4kg random weight
Minimum Order Quarter wheel
Qty Per Box Single wheel per box


Ossau Iraty production is claimed to be the oldest surviving tradition in the world, with records dating back more than 4000 years. AOC controls were introduced in 1980 to protect its future production.

Onetik collects milk of the Manech ewes from the shepherds of the high altitude Aldudes valley, an area where dairy production is arduous due to the steep slopes of the mountain pasture.

Ossau Iraty is a lightly pressed cheese with a washed and hand-salted rind that is matured in humid cellars for at least ninety days. The texture of the pâté is supple and oily; its flavour is generous and well-rounded delivering a nutty, fruity and almost olive-like profile. It is a cheese worth seeking out.

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