Esquirrou Ossau Cheese

Esquirrou Ossau Cheese

Cut & Wrapped by igourmet

Origin: France

Size: 7.5 ounce


SKU: 10599


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Esquirrou, a hard sheep’s milk cheese made at Mauleon Fromagerie by Michel Touyarou, has been named the 2018 World Champion Cheese during the World Championship Cheese Contest, held in Madison, WI. This is the first time a French cheese has won the contest. The cheese, pronounced ehs-keer-oo, beat out a record-breaking 3,402 entries, in 121 categories from 21 countries.

Esquirrou is hand-crafted in the Pyrénées region of France, using the milk of Manech ewes that graze in this beautiful region. This gorgeous cheese is crafted at the Mauleon Fromagerie, from the rich milk of black or red-raced Manech ewes grazing in the Pays Basques region in the southwest of France. Esquirrou ages for six months and underneath its amber rind lies a rich ivory past with nutty notes and a toasted wheat aroma. It is a PDO Cheese, Protected Denomination of Origin, made traditionally and following strict process. Cheese connoisseurs traditionally pair it with cherry preserves, but we also love it sliced thinly and accompanied with fruit, nuts and rustic bread.

  • Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.
  • Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.
  • We cut and wrap this item by hand.
2018 World Champion Cheese

INGREDIENTS: Pasteurized Sheep's Milk, Salt, Cheese Cultures. Contains MILK. Manufactured in a facility that also uses both cow and goat milk.

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Esquirrou Ossau Cheese

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