Agour Ossau- Iraty

Agour Ossau- Iraty
$11.83 - $236.60
8 oz, 1 LB or Whole Wheel
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Agour Ossau-Iraty is a sheep’s milk cheese, made in the valleys and pastures that separate France and Spain. This cheese has a fruity and herbaceous flavor profile with a nutty aftertaste that many find surprising, but enjoyable. At first Agour Ossau-Iraty appears dry and hard, as aged cheeses tend to. However, Agour has been known to melt on your tongue if you slice it thin enough, and its rich, buttery texture has even been compared to that of Brie.

Agour Ossau-Iraty is best served with fresh fruits and nuts to compliment its subtle sweetness. Pile slices onto baguette or crackers and top with tart fruit or anise jams.

When looking for a wine pairing, don’t be afraid of an aggressive wine, like a Barolo. Agour Ossau-Iraty is delicate in mouth feel but can hold its own, and even shine along side the heavy and acidic flavors of a hearty red. 


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Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.

For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.

A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.

B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.

C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.

D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.

E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.

Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).

As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.

For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.

* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations

To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.

October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.