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Tourmalet cheese is a farmhouse version of Petit Basque, a well-known Basque style cheese. It originates from the Laruns Valley in the foothills of the Pyrenees and is named after a mountain in the region where it is produced.

Semi-Hard with smooth and chewy textured cheese, Tourmalet has a meaty finish and distinctive, nutty flavour.

Tourmalet pairs well with Madiran (the local red), Viogner wines, and wines made with Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk
  • Country of origin: France
  • Region: Pyrenees
  • Type: semi-hard, processed
  • Fat content: 50%
  • Texture: chewy and smooth
  • Rind: rindless
  • Colour: pale yellow
  • Flavour: nutty
  • Aroma: musty
  • Vegetarian: yes

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