@fBoyle-- I've had Italian basket cheese that was a combination of cow's milk and sheep's milk before. So yes, sheep's milk and goat's milk can be used. But I think that cow's milk is the most common.
We eat a lot of basket cheese at our house. I get the fresh type from a dairy farm. We mostly eat it for breakfast with jams and jellies. But I have made appetizers and dips with it as well.
I'm looking forward to trying an aged basket cheese though. The aged version is supposed to be quite hard and suitable for shredding. So I could use it in cooking and baking. I think it might be a nice addition to other lasagna cheeses.
Does anyone here cook with basket cheese? What do you usually make with it?