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Paski Sir

Mediterranean gem from Croatia.

Quick Overview:

Paski Sir is a salty and gamey cheese, with the flavor of woody herbs and toffee; Firm yet moist with nice crystallization; A beautiful summation of time and place, Paski Sir exemplifies the nature of the sheep and the land from which it sprung.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Croatia
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Sheep
Rennet Type: Microbial

The Flavor Experience

Rustic and rugged, Paski Sir is the story of struggle and perseverance and making the most of what you got. Like the Rocky of the Adriatic, only less sweaty.

The Story

3000 sheep contribute the milk needed to produce Paski Sir. Pag Island sports very little in the way of vegetation and what vegetation is present is very dry, salty, woody herbs. As a result the sheep are undersized and produce very little milk ~ .5L/day. Each wheel of Paski Sir requires the efforts of 10-12 sheep. The Co-op has 200 member-farmers and all of the cheese is made, as it has been for the last 15 years, by a single cheesemaker named Nenad.

Usage Tips

Pair with Tonewood Grade B Maple, Sage Honey, and oil cured olives.

Full Description
$14.00
/ 8 oz.
Product Description

Paski Sir is a salty and gamey cheese, with the flavor of woody herbs and toffee; Firm yet moist with nice crystallization; A beautiful summation of time and place, Paski Sir exemplifies the nature of the sheep and the land from which it sprung.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Croatia
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Sheep
Rennet Type: Microbial

The Flavor Experience

Rustic and rugged, Paski Sir is the story of struggle and perseverance and making the most of what you got. Like the Rocky of the Adriatic, only less sweaty.

The Story

3000 sheep contribute the milk needed to produce Paski Sir. Pag Island sports very little in the way of vegetation and what vegetation is present is very dry, salty, woody herbs. As a result the sheep are undersized and produce very little milk ~ .5L/day. Each wheel of Paski Sir requires the efforts of 10-12 sheep. The Co-op has 200 member-farmers and all of the cheese is made, as it has been for the last 15 years, by a single cheesemaker named Nenad.

Usage Tips

Pair with Tonewood Grade B Maple, Sage Honey, and oil cured olives.

SKU: CHCR001P

Straight From the Monger's Mouth
"Cutting into a Paski Sir wheel is like reading about the Romantic movement in Croatia – sentimental, gentle and subtle." – Ian P., Monger & All Around Tough Guy
Country of Origin
Croatia
Milk Type
Sheep
Rennet Type
Microbial
Product Reviews
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  1. Excellent Batch
    5

    Posted by Michael Kleinman on 7th Nov 2017

    The first time I tried this cheese was at a Whole Foods, I was blown away and loved it. It is a sheep milk cheese from an island off the coast of Croatia called Pag Island.
    It has a full nutty flavor profile. The next couple of times I tried it , it was not as wonderful and I can no longer find it at Whole foods. If cheese is wrapped in a saran type of plastic it gets a bad flavor and I was very pleased to see that Di Bruno cryovac's all their cheese which does not impart a bad flavor. I liked this batch just as much as the first time I tried it. Cheese varies a lot, depending on lots of factors including age and time of year. You never know if the amazing cheese you had will be amazing the next time you purchase it.

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