Unpasteurised sheep’s milk cheese from Lescun, Bearn.
Jean-Francois Nouqueret keeps 160 Basco Béarnaise sheep above Lescun, a tiny village 900ms up in the Pyrenees. Between December and June he makes about 30 wheels of cheese a week, heating the milk over a simple camping gas burner. His octogenarian father still looks after the land and his mother sells the cheese from their one point of sale - apart from us - her front door.
For the last 3 years running Jean-Francois has won gold at the béarnaise Fete du Fromage and, in 2013, bronze at the Salon de l’Agriculture in Paris. His cheese, very aromatic and sweet, makes the perfect after dinner treat.
1 piece of 250g.