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Ardi Gasna

Ardi Gasna
  • Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: France

  • Region: Midi-Pyrénées

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Fat content: 45%

  • Texture: firm and supple

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: mild, nutty, sharp

  • Aroma: fresh

  • Vegetarian: no

Ardi Gasna, which means "sheep's cheese" in Basque, is an unpasteurised French cheese found in Nive valley of the Pyrenees Mountains. It is an uncooked, pressed, hard cheese matured for 4-6 months before being sold to the market. The cheese is available throughout the year, but the finest produce is available during the spring and summer months when flavour of the milk is more pronounced.

Ardi Gasna has a wheel shape with natural, crusty, yellow rind with grayish moulds. It has a hard texture, but feels rich in the mouth. The flavours are clean and fresh, with the sweetness of mountain flowers and a characteristic, defined nutty taste. As the cheese ages, it strikes a perfect balance between sharpness and mildness.

The orange-yellow rind and firm, supple pate of the Gasna work their way through on the cheeseboard.  A salad topped with Gasna or paired with jam as dessert tastes delectable as well. Ardi Gasna and Red Côtes de Bordeaux Merlot, Cabernet-Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon or Malbec grapes will provide a fascinating mix.

 

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