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Sheep Milk Cheese

Buttery, opulent, and tangy, sheep's milk cheese is an incredibly varied and very versatile cheese category which includes some of our store favorites, like Manchego from Spain and Pecorino Romano from Italy. Perfect for salads, for pasta and risotto, to bake in quiche and savory tart, it's a great partner for seasonal produce and a great addition to a cheese board.
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Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP
Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP
from Italy by Fromage Marquis

This distinctive Italian cheese makes a fragrant addition to your table or cuisine.

5(8 reviews)
Iberico Semicured Cheese - 3 months
Iberico Semicured Cheese - 3 months
from Spain by Merco

The perfect accompaniment to red wine, this semihard Spanish cheese is made from cow, goat and sheep milk

5(6 reviews)
Roquefort Papillon - Black Label
Roquefort Papillon - Black Label
from France by Papillon

Enjoy this divine French classic with its robust flavors and velvety texture

5(4 reviews)
Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles - Aged 6 Months
Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles - Aged 6 Months
from Spain by La Antigua

A splendid union of rich sheep’s milk cheese and earthy white truffle, this Spanish cheese is bound to become a favorite.

5(4 reviews)
Roquefort Carles AOC (pre order)
Roquefort Societe Bee
from France by Societe Bee

Tangy, cave-aged sheep's milk cheese from France, peppered with blue veins

5(1 review)
Tomme Brebis AOC Raw Milk
Ossau Iraty Tomme Brebis AOC
from France by Agour

A mild sheep's milk cheese with a light aroma.

5(1 review)
Sheep Milk Cheese with Saffron La Mancha
Sheep Milk Cheese with Saffron La Mancha
from Spain by La Antigua

A complex cheese bursting with natural sweetness of sheep’s milk and the bright undertones of rich saffron.

5(1 review)
Raw Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles - Aged 4 Months
Raw Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles - Aged 4 Months
from Spain by La Antigua

Rich and aromatic, this cheese is rendered extra special thanks to the inclusion of white truffles.

5(1 review)
Manchego - Aged 6 Months
Manchego Cheese - Aged 6 Months
from Spain by Merco

An excellent aged Manchego cheese with more full-bodied flavor, and more robust taste.

4.7(32 reviews)
Pecorino Toscano Fresco
Pecorino Toscano Fresco
from Italy by Tuscany

A mild and young sheep's milk cheese made in Tuscany.

4.7(3 reviews)
Idiazabal Smoked
Idiazabal Smoked
from Spain by Bideki

A sheep's milk cheese from Basque country in Spain, smoked in beechwood.

4.7(3 reviews)
Sheep Milk Cheese with Pink Peppercorn
Sheep Milk Cheese with Pink Peppercorn
from Spain by La Antigua

The perfect balance between the rich flavor of sheep’s milk cheese and the exotic spice of pink peppercorns.

4.7(3 reviews)
Sheep Milk Cheese Aged in Tempranillo Wine
Sheep Milk Cheese Aged in Tempranillo Wine Grapes
from Spain by La Antigua

A fantastic seasonal cheese made of sheep's Milk and Spanish Tempranillo wine, aged for one year.

4.5(2 reviews)
Pecorino Romano - Sheep Milk Cheese
Pecorino Romano
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

A hard, salty sheep's milk cheese as ancient as the Romans, often used for grating over pasta and other meals.

Manchego D.O.P. 3 months
Manchego D.O.P. 3 months
from Spain by Campomancha

A classic Spanish Manchego made of sheep's milk, aged only for about 3 months for a mild flavor and subtle aroma.

Zamorano
Zamorano
from Spain by Castilla y Leon

Lovely Spanish cheese, similar to Manchego, with a buttery taste.

Manchego DOP Don Cayo Viejo Gran Reserva
Manchego Viejo Gran Reserva DOP
from Spain by Don Cayo

This divine Manchego cheese transports you to Spain in a single bite with its rich variety of flavors.

Raw Sheep Milk Aged Cheese - Lactose Free
Raw Sheep Milk Aged Cheese - Lactose Free
from Spain by La Antigua

A cheese for everyone, this lactose free option is as delicious as it is inclusive.

Manchego Semicured 75 days maturity
Sancho Panza Manchego - Aged 3 Months
from Spain by El Piconero

A firm sheep's milk cheese aged for at least 3 months, with a buttery texture and a distinct and rich flavor.

Vellon de Fuentesauco Zamorano DOP - Raw Milk
Vellon de Fuentesauco Zamorano DOP - Raw Milk
from Spain by La Antigua

This award-winning Spanish cheese is made from raw sheep's milk to produce a cheese with a distinct and delicious terroir.

El Antiguo de Castilla - Mixed Milk Cheese
El Antiguo de Castilla - Mixed Milk Cheese
from Spain by La Antigua

Aged for five months, this delightful cheese is made from a 50-50 fusion of sheep and cow’s milk.

Brebirousse D'Argental
Brebirousse D'Argental
from France by La Tradition du Bon Fromage

Bianco Sardo Italian Cheese | Gourmet Food World
Bianco Sardo
from Italy

Cana de Oveja
Cana de Oveja
from Spain by Montesinos

Pecorino Romano - Genuine
Pecorino Romano - Genuine
from Italy by Sini Fulvi

Tommette de Brebis
Tommette de Brebis
from France by Saloirs de Louis

Essex Manchego - 6 Months
Essex Manchego - 6 Months
from Spain by Finca Sierra de la Solana

Aries - Aged Alpine Style Cheese
Aries - Aged Alpine Style Cheese
from United States by Shooting Star Creamery

An homage to traditional Alpine style cheeses, Aries offers a fresh buttermilk flavor and sweet finish reminiscent of pineapple.

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About Sheep’s Milk Cheese

If you love your cheeses on the salty, more flavorful side, sheep's milk cheese is the category for you. Anthony Bourdain once wrote: "There's something primal and satisfying about the robustness of sheep's milk cheese. Its boldness can stand up to the heartiest dishes, making it a go-to choice for culinary adventures." We couldn’t’ agree more with this statement!

These typically dried and tangier cheeses are perfect to add a boost of cheesy flavor to a cheese plate, a salad, even ravioli, pasta, and risotto. Sheep’s milk cheeses are incredibly versatile - they are just as at home on cheese plate as they are crumbled over salads or baked on a quiche. Crumble over a salad with pine nuts and a good drizzle of olive oil, Bake it into panzotti, ravioli or lasagna. Cook it on a quiche piled with seasonal veggies - you will be delighted at how well sheep's milk cheese melts!

Sheep’s milk cheese is considered a nutritious option. On one hand, it is a good source of essential nutrients, including protein, calcium, and zinc, making it a healthy choice for bone health and overall well-being. Additionally, some individuals find sheep's milk easier to digest than cow's milk due to differences in its protein and fat composition, so it’s perfect for lactose intolerant foodies.

Types of Sheep's Milk Cheese

This category of cheese is incredibly varied, with milder cheeses on one end of the spectrum, and very dry, salty and intense cheeses on the other. Whether it’s salty Greek Feta or delightfully buttery Italian Pecorino, there’s something for every palate!

  • Manchego: A Spanish classic, Manchego is a semi-hard cheese with a nutty and buttery flavor, gaining complexity as it ages.
  • Pecorino Romano: Hailing from Italy, Pecorino Romano is a sharp and salty cheese, perfect for grating over pasta dishes or enjoying on its own.
  • Roquefort: A French blue cheese with a rich history, Roquefort captivates with its creamy texture and distinct blue veins, aged in natural caves.
  • Feta: A staple in Greek cuisine, Feta boasts a crumbly texture and tangy taste, adding a refreshing element to salads and savory dishes.
  • Petit Basque: A unique sheep's milk cheese from the Pyrenees region, Petit Basque delights with a smooth and mild flavor, making it a versatile addition to any cheese plate.
  • Brebirousse d'Argental: A French delight, Brebirousse d'Argental is a soft and creamy sheep's milk cheese, with a velvety texture and a hint of sweetness.
  • Iberico: Crafted from a blend of cow, goat, and sheep's milk, Iberico presents a harmonious fusion of flavors, with a creamy and slightly tangy profile.

Shopping For Sheep's Milk Cheese

Gourmet Food Store's selection of sheep's milk cheese is one of the widest you'll find online, so make sure to discover them all. Each of our cheeses is sourced from the best cheesemakers and creameries in the world, and shipped to you in temperature-controlled packaging, specially designed to withstand transit.

With great flavor and a texture that lends itself to so many applications, this is a great option for the cheese loving foodie!

Sheep Milk Cheese Questions And Answers

Q:Can you eat sheep’s milk cheese in pregnancy?
A:Yes, cheese made from sheep’s milk are considered safe choices for pregnant women
Q:Is feta sheep cheese?
A:Yes! Feta cheese is made of sheep’s milk.
Q:Does sheep’s milk cheese have lactose?
A:Yes, sheep’s milk cheese does have lactose, but in general, you’ll find it easier to tolerate than cow’s milk cheese.
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