Etorki, meaning “origin” in Basque language, is a pasteurized sheep’s milk cheese made in French Basque region of the Pyrénées. The milk used to make this cheese is sourced from local black- or red-faced Manech ewes herded by local shepherds and dairy farmers. It takes six gallons of ewe’s milk to produce one wheel of Etorki.
The smooth, supple and velvety interior is a consistent white with occasional holes or slits. It has a sweet and earthy aroma suggestive of the caramel flavours released by the pressed and aged sheep’s milk.
Pair Etorki with chardonnay, riojas or traditional, sparkling white wines.