GLIGORA PASKI SIR Sheep’s Milk Cheese

Product: Cured sheep’s milk cheese
Brand: Paski Sir
Producer: Gligora
Country of origin: Croatia
Region: Pag Island
Town: Kolan
Approximate price per kilo: 20 euros/kilo
Approximate weight: 250 gr
Prizes and recognition: Gold at the 2010 World Cheese Awards y three stars at the Superior Taste Award in Brussels.
GourmetSearcher.com score out of 100: 91/100
Why does it deserve our mention? Because it is a unique cheese, made from the milk of sheep living on Pag Island in Croatia. It stands out for its texture and long, deep aftertaste.  It is aged for a minimum of six months before it is released onto the market.  It’s clear that the pastures where these sheep graze give the milk, and finally the cheese, unique aromas and flavors.  This milk comes from one of the more than 200 small ranchers spread over the island. The wind that lashes the island impregnates the pastures with the scents of the Adriatic Sea.  It is, without a doubt, one of the best sheep’s milk cheeses in the world, along with the well-known manchegos, Roquefort and pecorinos.  The level of protein in this milk, as well as level of fat, is directly related to the natural feed of the sheep and play a big part in making a cheese of this high quality.
How should you cook or eat it? By itself at room temperature or with just-baked country bread.
What wine should you drink with it? A red from Burgundy like Pomard from Bouchard Pere et Fils. 
How should you keep it? In the refrigerator or a cool, dry place, ideally between 12 and 16ºC with 75%  humidity.
Where can you buy it? www.gligora.com

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