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Tomette d'Helette

Producer
Agian
Country
France
Region
Basque
Size
4-5 ins diameter 6 ins high
Weight
1.5 lbs
Website
Milk
Sheep
Classification
Semi Soft
Rennet
Animal
Rind
Natural

Tomette d'Helette, produced from raw sheep's milk in the Basque region of the Pyrenées, is the artisanal version of the more famous (and more widely available) P'tit Basque.

Produced in limited numbers, Tomette d'Helette has a distinctive red and golden rind due to being washed with Espelette pepper during aging.

These small, cylinder-like cheeses are aged for four months, by which time the flavors have become distinctly aromatic and sweet, with delicious floral and herbal notes.

The paste is smooth and dense and quite springy with occasional small eyes.

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