This cheese is a yellow-orange color like Parmesan, but a little darker. It is extremely dense. It is probably best used as a grating cheese since it is hard to cut, but it is also good as a snacking cheese. It is made from pasteurized sheep's milk. It has persistent perfumes and flavors. The sheep flavor is pronounced, but also smoothed out by a delicious nuttiness. This is a very oily, dense cheese. The crust looks like a rock. The mouth feel is crumbly and flaky. It is ripened for at least one year, hence the name.