Arradoy

[French]

Smaller versions of Ardi-Gasna may be called Arradoy. Ardi-Gasna is a Basque word for 'ewe cheese' or 'local cheese'. It is a wheel of firm cheese made with sheep's milk having a strong, yellow, smooth and supple paste and a natural rind. It is made on mountain farms in the Pays-Basque. This cheese is made between December and June and is eaten all year round. It is made with raw, whole milk and contains 45%-50% fat. The curds are uncooked and pressed. Affinage is from 3-6 months, and older cheeses may be used for grating. Cheese made while the sheep are at the summer pastures are called Arneguy or Esteren├žuby.

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