Route du Fromage AOP OSSAU-IRATY

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  • AOP Ossau Iraty

Location : In the countryside

Province : The Pyrenean Valleys

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    • GOURMET STOPOVERS
      DISCOVER THE PDO OSSAU-IRATY CHEESE ROUTE

      Do you like cheese ? We take you to discover the country of the sheep on the Ossau-Iraty AOP cheese route. Embark on a gourmet road-trip that will take you to meet those who make this cheese typical of the Béarnais region.

      Discovering a local product

      This gourmet getaway through Béarn will allow you to discover the typical characteristics of Ossau-Iraty AOP Béarnais: a tender paste and a pronounced taste. It will also be an opportunity for you to discover the ancestral know-how behind this production. You can choose your stages to meet a producer or visit a cheese dairy, go to a shop or meet the shepherds and their pastoral traditions.

      Ossau-Iraty: a traditional cheese

      Ossau-Iraty AOP is a sheep's milk cheese inherited from age-old pastoral traditions. Its producers have come together under the AOP sign, Protected Designation of Origin. This is a sign of quality that regulates production, certifies a manufacturing process, and ensures that sheep, breeders, producers, cheese factories and refiners are all located in a well-defined area, the Béarnaise part of which we invite you to discover.

      An original visit to Béarn for lovers of the region

      From the town of Oloron Sainte-Marie, gateway to the Barétous Valley, the Aspe Valley, and the Ossau Valley with its famous Pic du Midi d'Ossau via Vic-Bilh, make the trip which resembles you at the meeting of the AOP Ossau-Iraty in the exceptional setting of Béarn, at the foot of the Pyrenees. Do not hesitate any longer and come and visit the country of the sheep and its gourmet stages on this cheese route which will enrich all your visits to the territory by adding a gourmet touch.

      Indeed, whether you are in the plains such as Salies-de-Béarn, Oloron or Pau, visiting the lands of Madiran, in the heart of the Béarnaise mountains at Arette, Bedous or Laruns, or even at the top of the Pyrenean passes, there is there are bound to be one or two stages within fifteen minutes !

      Focus on the activities of the Ossau-Iraty 2022 AOP Cheese Route

      Some stages offer highlights. In this case, registration is necessary prior to your visit and some events are chargeable. Contact details and opening hours are available directly on the Ossau-Iraty AOP website or on the cheese route map available for download here. Contact the steps directly.

      ENTERTAINMENT 2022:


      Visit to the farm: Lousteau sheepfold in Aste Béon – Tillous-Bergez farm in Arette – Agia farm in Tardets

      Discover life in the mountain pastures Julien Lasalle in Lourdios: Thursdays 28/07, 04, 11 & 18/08 – Cédric Pucheu in Issor & hut at La Pierre Saint-Martin: 28/07 and 11/08

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Route du Fromage AOP OSSAU-IRATY

Address

64470 Montory

GPS coordinates

43° 5'50.12"N, 0° 49'8.42"W

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