by Paška Sirana. Product of Croatia.
Paški Sir is the most famous cheese in Croatia. Hailing from the island of Pag, it is produced from a unique breed of small sheep, paska ovca, known for their intensely salty and limited milk output.
Paški Sir is a hard, aged cheese matured for a minimum to 1.5 years. Beneath the thin rind, the pate varies from light to dark yellow depending on age. The texture alters from dry to flaky with the addition of pleasant graininess.
It offers a characteristic flavor derived by rubbing the cheese with olive oil and ash, before it’s left for maturing. There is quite a bit of lingering salty with savory tanginess and aromatic herbal taste. Sweet notes become more pronounced with aging, bringing out butterscotch tones.
Paški Sir tastes best when served with grapes, prosciutto, and wildflower honey.
Ingredients: pasteurized sheep's milk, cheese cultures, salt, rennet. CONTAINS: MILK
We ship perishable items in thermo-insulated cardboard boxes with reusable ice packs to insure that you food items arrive in good shape.
All cheeses we slice to order and wrap in cheese paper as we want you to enjoy original flavor of cheese - not damaged by vacuum or plastic.
All meats which require slicing we slice to order and lay it out on wax paper (deli-style) so it is easy to separate slices. Then we pack it in a plastic pouch with nitrogen purge (again, to make it easy to separate pieces we don't vacuum the meats but use commercial style food grade inert gas mix).
CALIFORNIA: Monday - Thursday.
OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA: Monday - Wednesday.
Note that the shipping method (for example, overnight) doesn't mean that your order will be processed and shipped on the same day you placed the order. Generally, allow us at least one day for processing your order as we slice and wrap everything by hand to order.
Any US federal holidays may delay the shipment.
WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERY DELAYS BY CARRIERS.
Saturday delivery is not available at the moment.
A wonderful hard and tasty cheese. My daughter lived in Croatia for a year or so, and this cheese brought back wonderful memories for her. Too bad I could not find Croatian prosciutto, also supposedly quite special
How wonderful that your daughter was able to enjoy a tasty flashback from such a special time in her life. We just love that a unique cheese or meat can tickle our senses so magically. Thank you so much for the kind review on such a fun experience.