Important Facts
Country of Origin France
Specific Origin Béarn and Basque Country (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), and three communes in Hautes Pyrénées
Certification AOC (1980), PDO (1996)
Milk Type Ewe's
Milk Treatment Raw
Fat Content Minimum 50% FDM
Moisture Content 58% minimum
Rind Natural, smooth, orange to gray
Texture Homogeneous, uncooked, pressed
Colors Cream-colored
Forms Cylindrical, small (4–7 lbs), large (8–11 lbs)
Age Minimum 80-120 days

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