You can only find greuil in the region due to it not being easily conserved. Greuil does not cope well with being transported either. That’s why you’ll only find it at local markets and cheese shops. You can also buy it directly from where it is produced to enjoy it at its freshest and discover the local expertise employed to make it.
Greuil embodies one of the many Basque-Béarn specialities. Drawing on the savoir-faire in the region for making cream cheeses, it should not be confused with its cousin, curd. Indeed, while curd is made using whole milk, Greuil is obtained from whey generally produced from preparing ewe’s cheese. Greuil is also distinctive from curd as it has more grainy texture.