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Cheese: Ossau Iraty


Posted: June 26, 2000

Ossau Iraty

Cheese: Ossau Iraty
Region: Southwest France
Milk: Sheep

This French-Basque cheese has a nutty, olivey, and almost wine-like smell. The interior is ivory colored and the inedible rind is grayish brown. On the palate Ossau is tangy, salty, fruity and noticeably spicy.

Wine: Pinot Noir/Cahors/red Burgundy; Rhône reds; Madiran

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