P'tit Basque Istara
P'tit Basque is a cheese that was introduced in 1997, and was created by the French dairy giant Lactalis. P'tit Basque is made with pasteurized sheep's milk and is aged 70 days.Traditionally, shepherds made this small cheese from the leftover curd set aside after milking their ewes. Today Istara® P’tit Basque is still hand-made from pure ewe’s milk, using the same traditional methods established by local shepherds centuries ago. P’tit Basque boasts the dramatic heritage of the Basque region a land of deep valleys and steep mountains. It is a proud region between France and Spain where culinary tradition is very much alive.
To maintain quality, our cheese inventory is constantly refreshing. We cannot guarantee that a cheese is in stock at a quantity sufficient to fill on order. Orders for out of stock or limited quantities will be notified, substitutions recommended and purchases partially or wholly refunded if necessary.
1-2 day shipping is required at checkout. Cheese is shipped on Monday - Wednesday in insulated packaging with cold packs. Cheese should be refrigerated immediately after receipt.
All our orders are sliced by hand. Slicing cheese is an inexact art. Weights are approximate and will vary.
We ship cheese using UPS Monday through Wednesday in insulated packages. UPS 2 Day Air is recommended to shipments to states not boarding Illinois.Read more →
Shipping Wine (Illinois Only)
We ship wine to Illinois Residents Only, UPS Adult Signature in required. Wine shipments require special packaging and therefore will likely be shipped separate from other items purchased.Read more →
Local Pick Up & Delivery
Local Pick Up is available for all items and can be selected at check out. Most items will be available same day. Cheese trays and other prepared items will could require extra time. Delivery is available, but could be limited at times due to staffing.Read more →