The name of this cheese comes from a small town in the region where it originates. It is a slightly piquant, whole milk cow's cheese which, for centuries, has been made with raw milk from the brown Ossau-Iraty breed of cow. Only unpasteurized milk from certified farms is used to make our cheese - this ensures the quality of your cheese. The PDO designation guarantees that ISTARA's production procedure meets EU standards. The PGI is the only cheese in the world that can be classified as both a PDO and an AOC. Iraty, the original name in Basque cheese, is made exclusively with milk from the black-footed Iberian pig raised among the huge oaks of the Basque country. Iraty PDO 180g is especially suitable for appetizer plates, as well as for cooking, thanks to its fine texture and fragrance. Ossau Iraty PDO cheese has high-quality ingredients: fat and protein levels are exceptional, and rind preparation is natural. The taste is slightly salty, with a strong flavor of hazelnuts and a spicy tinge. Tickle your taste buds with new experiences! The herbal, floral, and fruity notes in this selection of cheeses make it a great accompaniment to wines. A versatile choice that is perfect alone as an appetizer, with fruit or crackers, or added onto a sandwich. It’s also meltable, so delicious over pasta dishes or grilled chicken.