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XO Pag Cheese

XO Pag Cheese

$22.00

One of the world’s best cheeses packed with aromas of Pag island

The island of Pag has a long tradition of cheese and is home to an indigenous breed of sheep who graze on pastures filled with highly aromatic sage. This gives their milk a unique taste which then in turn permeates the taste of Pag cheese.

Ours is the hard-to-find Extra Old (XO) Pag cheese that is aged for 18 months, turned and oiled by hand along the way to give it a yellowish creamy colour with farmhouse aromas, and a well balanced texture and taste.

How to enjoy it

XO Pag cheese is hard in texture, pairing exceptionally well with red wine and is best served cut in triangles at room temperature. Goes well with smoked ham, salted anchovies, black olives, grapes and Pag’s famous Sage honey.

Awards

World's best sheep milk cheese, International Cheese Awards
Silver, Wold Cheese Awards

Who makes it

Paska Sirana (the Pag Cheese Co-Op) which has united sheep herding families on Pag Island for 70 years.

Ingredients

100% sheep milk from Pag island, cheese culture, calcium, rennet, sea salt

Size: 200g and 500g