Tomme Des Pyrenees Plain
Cheese doesn’t have to be strong to have bags of flavour. Tomme des Pyrenees is definitely at the mild end of the scale, but nevertheless is well worth sinking your teeth into if you like a good hit of taste in your cheese. It’s salty, earthy and buttery, with just a touch of yoghurt sourness. […]
Tomme Des Pyrenees Pepper
A mild and buttery, slightly salty, slight sour cheese livened up with a bite of crunchy peppercorns. Wax wrapped with a softish, elastic texture that melts very well; either in your mouth or in any number of dishes where you fancy a change from cheddar – like cheese on toast, jacket potato or macaroni cheese.
Ossau Iraty pardou
One of only two sheep’s milk cheeses with AOC status in France, this firm, smooth creamy cheese is a gorgeous mix of sweet nuttiness and fruit. Produced high in the Pyrenees from Manech sheep, the summer Ossau Iraty is the most prized with fresh flowers and grass adding an extra layer of deliciousness.
A cheese with its own museum (La Maison du Munster) is definitely one worth getting to know. Smooth, strong, sweet and spicy, Munster dates back to 7th century Alsace and was made by Benedictine monks who weren’t allowed to eat meat and so wanted something tasty to compensate. (Munster = monastery). It’s matured in caves […]