Ardi Gasna, which means "sheep's cheese" in Basque, is a French cheese found in the Nive valley of the Pyrenees Mountains. Ardi-Gasna is a registered trademark of Agour Gasnategia cheese company. It is an uncooked, pressed, hard cheese that matured for 4-6 months before being sold to the market. The cheese is available throughout the year, but the finest product is available during the spring and summer months when the flavour of the milk is more pronounced.
Ardi Gasna comes in a wheel shape with natural, crusty, yellow rind with greyish moulds. It has a hard texture with clean and fresh flavours. The sweetness of mountain flowers and the nutty taste is the characteristics of the cheese. As the cheese ages, it strikes a perfect balance between sharpness and mildness. The rind is orange-yellow and rubbery.