Made by only eight dairies in a specific area of the French Pyrenées (Bearn & Iraty, France)
Ossau Iraty is one of large family of sheep's milk cheeses from its' region. Milk for production comes from the local breeds of sheep, the Manech and Basco-Bearnaise. The texture of Ossau Iraty is uniformly smooth, close and dense and yet remains supple. Flavors are sweet and nutty, with pleasant notes of earth, cellar - especially with the cheeses made during the winter - and flavors of grass, flowers and savory vegetal notes from the summer cheeses.