There is an AOC Ossau-Iraty. It pretends to represent two sheep cheeses of different soils under a single label. The purpose of such simplification is obvious : standardize products in order to adapt to a global market. Cheeses of the Ossau valley are not better than those developed in the Basque Country (namely Ardi-Gasna), but different.
|Terroir :||Pyrenees, Béarn, Ossau valley|
|Lait :||Whole ewe|
|Croûte :||Natural washed with brine|
|Pâte :||Pressed uncooked|
|M. grasse :||50%|
|Poids :||3.00 Kg|