Ossau-lraty cheese

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Ossau-lraty cheese

Ossau-Iraty is produced in the south-western France, the Pays Basque in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département and Aquitaine. It has been recognised as an AOC cheese since 1980 and also has the AOP seal. It is produced from the milk of Manech sheep, a breed used solely for the production of this cheese. The cheese is made from late December, after lambing, until mid-July.


Ossau-Iraty is rather medium-soft, light in colour and has very complex yet delicately smooth flavours. This cheese tastes slightly akin to cows' milk cheeses of similar texture such as alps cheese. Ossau-Iraty is complex and includes an edible slightly white-mouldy tart rind which adds considerably to the experience. This is a creamy, not bitter, not overly sweet, perhaps slightly nutty cheese with a gentleness and ability to please. Finishes rich and smooth.

It is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
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Queso blanco cheese 310
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Swiss cheese 380

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