Tourmalet cheese is a farmhouse version of Petit Basque, a well-known Basque style cheese. It originates from the Laruns Valley in the foothills of the Pyrenees and is named after a mountain in the region where it is produced.
Semi-Hard with smooth and chewy textured cheese, Tourmalet has a meaty finish and distinctive, nutty flavor.
Tourmalet pairs well with Madiran (the local red), Viogner wines, and wines made with Sauvignon Blanc.
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