Aged Etorki cheese is a pasteurised sheep’s milk cheese made in French Basque region of the Pyrénées. The milk used to make this cheese is sourced from local black- or red-faced Manech ewes herded by local shepherds and dairy farmers. It takes six gallons of ewe’s milk to produce one wheel. Etorki has a rusty, bumpy rind because of the molds formed during pressing. The smooth, supple and velvety interior is a consistent white with occasional holes or slits. It has a sweet and earthy aroma suggestive of the caramel flavours released by the pressed and aged sheep’s milk. Aged in Brine of local rocksalt for 3 months, further.
Comparable Cheese: Cantal, Etorki
- Rind: Natural
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Hard
- Pairing: Chardonnay or Rioja