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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by La Antigua
A superbly creamy raw milk sheep cheese from Salamanca, so unctuous you can spoon it out!
by El Piconero
A sheep's milk cheese made in the style of a Spanish Manchego and rubbed with fine Mediterranean herbs.
by Artzai Gazta
A great Spanish cheese with rich, complex flavors complemented by smoky undertones.
by El Hidalgo
Beloved for its distinctive flavor and texture, Manchego’s tangy, nutty profile make it a favorite among cheese lovers everywhere.
by El Piconero
Authentic Spanish cheese made from the milk of mature ewes, seasoned with rosemary
If you love your cheeses on the salty, more flavorful side, sheep's milk cheese is the category for you. 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. 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. 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. 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. Select from classic picks like Spanish Manchego and Italian Pecorino Romano and Ricotta, and some new and unique sheep's milk cheese to your cheese plate, like Petit Basque. With great flavor and a texture that lends itself to so many applications, this is a great option for the cheese loving foodie - we have great cheese samplers that include sheep's milk cheese. Sheep's or ewe's (the female sheep) milk cheese is a cheese more typically found in mountainous areas where cow rearing is difficult or impossible. It has a slightly sweet taste and is high in calcium and zinc. Sheep cheese can fall into many different categories, such as fresh, soft, veined and pressed, so the selection is incredibly varied. The more traditional sheep cheeses hail from Spain and Portugal (dry mountain regions), but also from Greece where Feta is wildly popular. Discover them all below.