Made from pasteurized sheep's milk
Country of origin: France
Type: semi-soft, artisan, soft-ripened
Fat content: 26%
Flavour: mild, milky, sweet
Synonyms: Brebiou sheep cheese
Alternative spellings: Brebiou ligne et plaisir
Le Brebiou is a sheep's milk cheese produced and refined in the Pyrenees Atlantiques region of France by Bongrain. It has a very soft texture with a firm, smooth paste and velvety, bloomy rind. The creaminess of sheep's milk and the rich, green pastures give the Brebiou a slight smell of fungus and a sweet, milky taste that becomes tarter toward its centre. Apart from various packed forms, there is also a light version called Brebiou ligne et Plaisir, containing only 10% fat.