Fromage of the Day, 10.24.10: Ossau Iraty Andante

Fromage of the Day, 10.24.10: Ossau Iraty Andante.  Dense, salty and sweet, this rendition of the Pyrenees sheep’s milk classic is aged by Soyoung Scanlan at her dairy in Petaluma California.  Yes, you read that right, a classic French cheese is being aged by a leading American cheesemaker.  It pairs well with Cotes du Rhone, an acidic white wine, and any IPA that wants to step up.  If it was a Erykah Badu recording, it would be Amerykah 1, sprawling and urgent.  Nutty: The Joy of Cheese November Events begin Tuesday the 9th at Clerkenwell.  For details on the entire series, visit


About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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