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This is a one-year-aged pasteurized cheese made from the sheep raised on the island of Pag, Croatia. There are a total of 40,000 sheep on the island of Pag; they are smaller than average.  The island is windy with little vegetation, what little grass it has is in the hills, and due to the crosswinds much of the salt water blows over it. The sheep produce very little milk, maximum just a half liter per day. On top of that their diet is influenced by the salty grass they eat. In total it takes 10-12 sheep or more (6-6.5L) to produce one wheel of cheese. Our producer is Paška Sirana. They have 200 members who together have 3000 sheep. The cheesemaker, Nenad, has been making cheese for 15 years. For a cheese with this much age, it is amazing the amount of moisture still in the paste.  Complex crystallization gives a nice crunch that complements the toffee notes in the flavor that is rounded out with hints of gaminess and cultured butter. 2/4.5#

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