December 15, 2010
La Fête du Fromage - Brebis Basque
This was definitely not my favorite French cheese.
I expect cheeses from the Pays Basque to have well-rounded, seductive flavors. Brebis Basque had neither.
While it did have fairly pleasant, mild (and I mean mild!) flavors of honey and walnuts and a sweet, buttery aroma, overall I though this unpasteurized ewe's milk cheese was rather insipid.
"C'est la vie," as they say.
It is worth noting that every other cheese I've tasted from the Basque region has been a delight!
Ossau-Iraty, Bleu des Basques and Etorki are absolutely worth trying, and the sublime Tome Basque is one of the best cheeses I've ever had. Pin It