Onetik Ossau Iraty


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Ossau Iraty is a smooth, semi hard sheep milk cheese from France's Basque region. It has a distinctly nutty flavour and lingering caramel sweetness.

Origin: Midi-Pyénées region, France

Milk: Cow

Rennet Type: Animal rennet

Style: Semi-hard

Classification: Artisan

Shelf Life: 7-10 days, this product is cut to order 

Goes well with: Pinot Noir, dry Rosé, full-bodied Chardonnay

Similar cheeses: Onetik Chabrin, Cashel Shepherds Store

Printable Cheese Note

Onetik Ossau Iraty (OH-soh ee-rah-TEE) is a smooth, semi-hard cheese with distinctly nutty flavours and lingering caramel sweetness. Its earthy, aromatic rind is typical of ewe’s and goat’s milk cheeses made in the Pyrénées. The floral aftertaste is reminiscent of the pastures of wildflowers and fresh grass in the region. 

A little history about Ossau Iraty

Onetik Ossau Iraty is made in the rugged mountains known as the Basque region, on the border between France and Spain. The black- and red-faced Manech ewes, which are renowned for their magnificent curled horns, are milked twice each day from the end of Spring to early Autumn. Onetik collects the milk directly from the farmers every day, then transforms it into cheese using a combination of modern methods and respect for tradition. The method used to make Ossau Iraty AOC is claimed to be one of the oldest surviving and dates back at least 4000 years.

*AOC = Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée 

Ingredients: Pasteurised ewe's milk, salt, cultures, animal rennet.

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Pamela Oddy
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The title says it all – it's my favourite cheese. Nutty, lovely texture, delicious with a slice of pear or apple or on its own. I always blanche when the pic on the website bears the legend 'SOLD OUT'.

We're so glad to bring a smile to your dial Pamela. Onetik Ossau Iraty is one of those cheeses not everyone nominates as a favourite but clearly you are a woman of great taste. Thnaks for your on point review.

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Pamela Oddy
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The title says it all – it's my favourite cheese. Nutty, lovely texture, delicious with a slice of pear or apple or on its own. I always blanche when the pic on the website bears the legend 'SOLD OUT'.

We're so glad to bring a smile to your dial Pamela. Onetik Ossau Iraty is one of those cheeses not everyone nominates as a favourite but clearly you are a woman of great taste. Thnaks for your on point review.

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