- Selection n° 3 -

Bleu des Basques

With a slightly salty savour, this cheese releases very typical blue cheese aromas and a light sheep taste. Rather rich and strong, the smoothness of its paste brings softness in mouth.




This cheese weighs from 3 to 5kg, and ripens for 3 months

Tasting tips

Pairing cheese and wine

This cheese will be fine enjoyed with a sweet white wine (such as a Gaillac). For the most adventurous, a soft rosé can also be a good companion for this cheese.

Bleu des Basques

In 1978, in order to deal with the increase in milk production in the Basque Country, 3 small production units were created. A few years later these three units merged as a single cooperative, and opened cellars together, under the name “Onetik”.

Did you know that ?

Onetik created Bleu des Basques in 2001, to complete their usual range of products historically dominated by Ossau-Iraty. Barely launched, Bleu de Basques was rewarded “Flavour of the Year” by different juries, and received a Gold Medal at the annual Agricultural Show in Paris.



Commercial name : Bleu des Basques Name : Veined cheese Type : Sheep milk cheese Preservation : About 8°c
Fat content : 33% Ingredients : Sheep milk, Rennet, salt Allergen : Milk
Local cheesemaker / refiner
Name : Fromagerie Onetik Address : 64240 Macaye