Petit Agour Item #: FR880

  • Availability: Stock
  • Milk: Sheep
  • Country: France
  • Pasteurization: Pasteurized
  • Region: Basque
  • Pack: 6/1.5# V
  • Age: 3 months
  • Protection: None

These wheels may be little, but they pack a lot of flavor. Weighing in at just 1.5 pounds, Petit Agour is a perfect size for a smaller cheese counter. Made from pasteurized sheep’s milk, it has a sweet and subtle flavor carried by a sturdy, creamy texture. The striking bright orange rind often wears a coat of fleecy white mold, which can be brushed off before cutting. Petit Agour is distinctly and pleasantly sheepy. It has the floral, nutty, and lanolin flavors characteristic of rustic sheep’s milk cheeses, without straying into bitey or barny territory. Whether you’re introducing a customer to the wonders of sheep’s milk or looking to explore the world of Pyrenees cheeses beyond the better-known Ossau Iraty, the pint-sized Petit Agour is an intriguing (but not intimidating) choice. Cherry spread is the definitive pairing, or break from tradition and shave it over roasted vegetables or a salad of bitter greens. It also speaks for itself sliced wafer-thin alongside Merlot or Pinot Grigio.