The United States cheese market just got some new additions thanks to Maison Agour. The cheesemaker has revealed the launch of two lines that will be exported to the United States, bringing more high-quality offerings to consumers’ baskets.
“We’re launching two new lines. We have a line of soft-ripened cheeses made with sheep's milk. There's a Crottin; there's the Saint Sauveur de Basque, which is a sheep's milk brie; and the Lehuna, which is a very creamy cow's milk cheese,” explains Guillaume Dupin, Export Manager for Maison Agour.
The brand just received approval from the FDA to export these cheeses to the United States, and the offerings will be coming by air. As orders are coming in, Agour will be shipping items out every two weeks.
So far, feedback for the newly debuted products has been great, as Guillaume details. Consumers have especially enjoyed the Pikorra, the sheep’s milk Crottin.
The other range to try is called Ketua, which means smoke in the Basque language. The company’s Ahumado Fumé, made with cow’s milk, sheep's milk, and goat's milk, have been smoked.
“What we're trying to do is to respect the quality of the milk that comes from our terroir. Also, we don't modify anything from that milk,” adds Guillaume. “We take it as it is and adjust the recipes according to the season.”
To hear more about these offerings, watch the video above.