Jean-François Nouqueret, French Pyrenees. Brebis
Lescun, Cirque de Lescun.
Jean-Francois Nouqueret keeps 160 Basco Béarnaise sheep above Lescun, a tiny village 900ms up in the french 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. During the summer months, the annual transhumance sees Jean-François take his flock even higher up into the mountains where they enjoy rich pasture while the grass lower down can be cut for hay.
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