The Main Ingredient Of The Dish: Ossau-Iraty

Ossau-Iraty is a traditional Basque sheep’s cheese made in the French Pyrenees. It has a nutty and slightly sweet flavor with aromas of toasted nuts, caramel and hay. The cheese is aged for a minimum of two months and has a firm, slightly grainy texture. Ossau-Iraty is the perfect addition to any meal and can be used in a variety of recipes. Here are five dishes where Ossau-Iraty is the star of the show:

1. Cheese Soufflé with Shallot and Ossau-Iraty: This cheesy dish is perfect for a special occasion. Made with eggs, butter, flour, milk and Ossau-Iraty cheese and topped off with sautéed shallots for extra flavor.

2. Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Ossau-Iraty: A classic comfort food made extra special with the addition of Ossau-Iraty cheese and caramelized onions. Grilled in a pan until the cheese is melted and gooey and the onions are golden brown.

3. Potato and Leek Gratin with Ossau-Iraty: A comforting gratin of potatoes, leeks and Ossau-Iraty cheese. Perfect for a cozy winter evening.

4. Lentil and Leek Stew with Ossau-Iraty: A heartwarming stew made with lentils, leeks, carrots, onions and spices, topped off with crumbled Ossau-Iraty cheese.

5. Roasted Vegetables with Ossau-Iraty: A delicious mix of roasted vegetables such as peppers, onions, mushrooms, potatoes and squash tossed in olive oil and sprinkled with crumbled Ossau-Iraty cheese before baking. A great side dish or light meal.