Etxegarai Smoked Raw Sheep


The name “Etxegarai” refers to the historic farmhouses nestled high in the Basque mountain range. In the past, shepherds would store their cheese near the fires they lit at night, imparting a distinct smoky flavor to the wheels. Etxegarai cheese is known for its light sharpness and fruity notes, with a pronounced sheepy taste and subtle hints of smoke.


To savor its flavors, serve the cheese at room temperature. For storage, it is advisable to keep it in its vacuum pack in the refrigerator, ensuring a consistently cold and stable environment. Once opened, wrap the cheese in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge.


This versatile cheese enhances various dishes such as pastas, salads, sandwiches, and more. Let your culinary creativity shine!


The cheese is made from raw sheep’s milk, salt, animal enzyme, cheese cultures, and egg white lysozyme. It contains milk and egg. The rind is not edible.

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A Taste of Basque Heritage – Smoked Raw Sheep Cheese

Delight in the essence of Basque tradition with “Etxegarai” Smoked Raw Sheep Cheese, an homage to historic farmhouses nestled high in the Basque mountain range.

Embracing Tradition

Named after the iconic farmsteads, “Etxegarai” cheese echoes the past, where shepherds preserved their cheese near nocturnal fires. This ancient practice infused the wheels with a captivating smoky essence, etching a distinct flavor profile into the heart of the cheese.

Light Sharpness and Fruity Nuances

“Etxegarai” cheese boasts a gentle sharpness accompanied by notes of fruitiness. Its unique character offers a prominent sheepy taste harmonized by subtle wisps of smoke, culminating in a taste journey that resonates with the Basque terroir.

Storage & Care

Experience the full spectrum of flavors by serving this cheese at room temperature. For optimal preservation, maintain it within its vacuum pack, resting in the refrigerator to uphold a constant, cool atmosphere. Once unveiled, encase it in plastic wrap before nestling it back into the fridge to preserve its essence.

Culinary Versatility Unleashed

Let your culinary creativity flourish with this versatile cheese that elevates various dishes. From enriching pastas to enhancing salads and sandwiches, the “Etxegarai” Smoked Raw Sheep Cheese brings its exceptional taste to your culinary creations.

Crafted Ingredients

Harnessing the purity of raw sheep’s milk, this cheese embraces a journey of taste with the addition of salt, animal enzyme, cheese cultures, and egg white lysozyme. Note that the rind is not meant for consumption.

Elevate your gastronomic experience with the “Etxegarai” Smoked Raw Sheep Cheese, a testament to tradition and innovation interwoven in every bite.