Etorki Ewe's milk cheese, semi hard sheep's cheese
Lovely rich and velvety
DESCRIPTIONEtorki cheese is a lovely French Ewe's milk cheese and is made in the French Basque Country. Etorki is similar to Ossau Iraty and has a lovely and unusual gentle flavour from the sheeps milk. Very useful as a substitute for Cheddar or Gouda in cooking if cow's milk is a problem. Made with pasteurised sheep's milk, it takes 6 gallons to make one cheese (as it takes 22 ewes to provide the same amount of milk as from the milking of 1 cow - that's a lot of ewes!) hence the consistently higher price of ewes milk cheeses It has a wonderful velvet texture with a rich hazelnut/caramel flavour, I find it a tricky one to describe, but it really is lovely. I always struggle whether i should put this cheese into the semi soft category as it's certainly on that side of hard cheeses.
Following a 4000 year tradition, Etorki is pressed and matured for three to six months. From the milk of black or red faced Manech ewes in Mauleon,
Milk Type : Sheep's Milk
Pasteurisation : Pasteurised
Rennet type : Animal Rennet
Flavour : Mild
Country of Origin : France
Brand : Le Fromage Basque
Product Code : MTCS240
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My husbands favourite cheese…EVER!!!
We found this cheese while in France 30+ years ago and my husband has never stopped raving about it! He was diagnosed as “ cow” intolerant last year and I started to search for goat & ewes cheese. Found the Etorki on Mousetrap and now use it regularly instead of cheddar. Try it intolerant or not it’s well worth it.
Deborah Brame | Suffolk | October 2021
Best breakfast cheese ever
Love the sheep milk, so tasty, so healthy, such a great texture
Andy Tomkinson | St Annes on the Sea | May 2022
Was a present for an Etorki lover, they were delighted
James Woods | Scotland | May 2022