P’tit Basque Item #: F906

  • Availability: Stock
  • Milk: Sheep
  • Country: France
  • Pasteurization: Pasteurized
  • Region: French Pyrenees
  • Pack: 6/1.4# V
  • Age: 5 months
  • Protection: None

P’tit Basque is a small cylindrical sheep’s milk cheese made in the Basque region. The area is known for its sheep’s milk cheeses, most notably Ossau Iraty. Think of P’tit Basque as its little brother. Traditionally, this cheese was made using leftover curd set aside after shepherds milk their ewes.

Today, fresh ewe’s milk is used, but Istara keeps up with tradition and still makes the cheese by hand. The paste is smooth and creamy with hints of brown butter and caramel. While in the Basque Region it’s typically eaten with black cherry jam, P’tit Basque is also great for cooking or shaved on top of grilled vegetables.