P'tit Basque is a 100% pure sheep's milk cheese produced in France's Basque region in the Pyrenees Mountains, the region that spans the border between France and Spain. Traditionally, it was handmade by shepherds from leftover curds set aside from milking their ewes. And even today P'tit Basque is made using the same methods applied by the local shepherds.
The semi-hard cheese is aged for a minimum of 70 days, during which it develops a basket-weave pattern similar to Spain's famous Manchego cheese. It has a distinctive aroma of sheep's milk and a smooth, sweet flavor with a nutty finish. Popular use shaving it in a "girole" like Tête de Moine.