P’tit Basque is a pure sheep’s milk cheese that was created by the French dairy giant Lactalis in 1997. It is a semi-hard cheese that is aged for a 70 day period. During the aging process, it develops a light brown rind with a basket weave patter. The small wheels of cheese are then covered in plastic wrap to prevent molding. The flavor of this smooth, creamy cheese is very mild, earthy, and nutty.
It has a fresh, distinctive aroma of sheep’s milk. It makes a good match for fruits, grilled vegetables, cured meats, and salads.