Ossau-Iraty is probably the least known of the A.O.C cheese family.
The Ossau-Iraty unites two regions of France in the Western Pyrénées: Ossau in the valley of the Bearn, and Iraty in the beech forests of the Pays Basque.
The Ossau-Iraty is full of a delicious, nutty, robust taste if his produced during the period from June to September when the herds move up to the high mountain meadows.
Covered by a thick orange to grey rind, the pate is white, supple and creamy. It becomes more firm as the maturing period is longer.