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fromage de l'Abbaye de Belloc

Language: French

Description: A wheel of dense, semihard, blue cheese made with sheep's milk from Manech ewes. It has a white paste and a brownish, natural rind marked with patches and craters. It is made on farms in Pays-Basque. This cheese is eaten all year and is made with raw, whole milk. The curds are uncooked and lightly pressed. It contains 60% fat (dry). It is found in 5 kg (10 lb) wheels measuring about 25 cm (10") diameter x 11 cm (4") deep. Affinage is up to 6 months.

Ethnicity: Basque
Most frequent country: Basque Country

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