Fromage of the Day, 05.07.12: Ossau Iraty

Fromage of the Day, 05.07.12: Ossau Iraty.  Balanced, distinctive and gently sweet, this sheep’s milk cheese is from France.  As Eric Asimov noted on Wednesday in the New York Times, it pairs wonderfully with many red wines;  I’d say it works with your favorite Pinot Noir, an Evil Twin Yang, a Templeton Rye or a dry-ish cider.  If it was a segment from Robert Ashley’s opera Perfect Lives, it would be The Bar, artful and accessible.  The Joy of Cheese/Gastronomie 491 Miniatures continue May 8th.  Details here,


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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One Response to Fromage of the Day, 05.07.12: Ossau Iraty

  1. Donna says:

    This is one of my all time favorite cheeses, so I enjoyed seeing what you would pair it with.

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