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Language: Basque

Description: Ardi-Gasna is a Basque word for 'ewe cheese' or 'local cheese'. It is a wheel of firm cheese made with sheep's milk having a strong, yellow, smooth and supple paste and a natural rind. It is made on mountain farms in the Pays-Basque. This cheese is made between December and June and is eaten all year round. It is made with raw, whole milk and contains 45%-50% fat. The curds are uncooked and pressed. It may be found in the following dimensions: 19 cm (7½") diameter x 7 cm (2¾") deep, weighing 2-4 kg (4½ - 9 lb). Affinage is from 3-6 months, and older cheeses may be used for grating. Smaller cheeses may be called Arradoy, while those made while the sheep are at the summer pastures are called Arneguy or Esterençuby.

Ethnicity: Basque
Most frequent country: Basque Country

See places: Basque food and cuisine, French food and cuisine, Spanish food and cuisine

See foods and dishes: Arneguy, Esterençuby

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