***NO LONGER AVAILABLE*** Paski Sir Item #: M2280

  • Milk: Sheep
  • Country: Croatia
  • Pasteurization: Pasteurized
  • Region: Pag Island
  • Pack: 2/5# V
  • Age: 1 year

This is a one-year-aged pasteurized cheese is made from the sheep raised on the island of Pag, Croatia. There are a total of 40,000 sheep on the island of Pag; they are smaller than average. The island is windy with little vegetation (what little grass it has is in the hills); due to the crosswinds, much of the salt water blows over the island. The sheep produce very little milk – maximum, just a half liter per day. On top of that, their diet is influenced by the salty grass they eat. In total, it takes 10-12 sheep or more (6-6.5L) to produce one wheel of cheese. For a cheese with this much age, it is amazing the amount of moisture still in the paste. Complex crystallization gives a nice crunch that complements the toffee notes in the flavor that is rounded out with hints of gaminess and cultured butter.