P'tit Basque is similar to its famous French cousin, Ossau-Iraty. The primary difference is its size: the entire wheel is only 1.5 pounds. This mini wheel makes an impressive centerpiece to a cheese board, a party, or simply at the center of a dinner table with a knife for nibbling.
P'tit Basque is mild and nutty, with the aroma of brown butter and caramel. Moist and smooth with savory notes, it makes a wonderful snacking cheese.
This cheese is a classic from the Basque region between France and Spain. The region has a unique culinary history influenced by both French and Spanish cuisine. Sometimes compared to Spain's famous Manchego, the similarities are limited to the sheep's milk and the basket-weave rind, though fans of Manchego will likely love this too.
The size of this wheel also makes it perfect for serving with a Girolle, the French cheese curling tool.
Ingredients:pasteurized sheep milk, salt, rennet, calcium chloride, lactic starters, surface culturing: caramel, annato.