Ossau Iraty is a symbol of the Basque country and a cheese that is truly representative of the riches of its native terroir. Made from the milk of sheep that have grazed all summer long on the lush tender grass of high mountain pastures, the Ossau Iraty offers a smooth texture with a fine granulation. The flavour is nutty with a touch of sweetness and a mild acidity - typical of sheep’s milk from this region. This cheese relies less on salt and more on the pure flavours of the milk. It is one of the few sheep milk cheeses to receive the French designation of AOP, protecting the ancestry and tradition of Basque cheese making.