Ossau-Iraty: A True Original 

A cherished ancient Pyrenees sheep’s milk cheese

Ossau-Iraty: A True Original 

Said to be one of the first cheeses ever made, Ossau-Iraty is a beloved gem with a rich history. Once upon a time, or so the story goes, the Greek God Apollo had a son named Aristee, a shepherd, who turned the milk from his herd of sheep into this delicious cheese. Although an actual Greek God may not have invented Ossau-Iraty, the wheels are made according to a tradition that dates back some 3,000 years. This means Ossau-Iraty predates the English alphabet.

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Manchego: Surviving The Test Of Time

Popular Spanish sheep’s milk variety expanding its fan base

Manchego: Surviving The Test Of Time

HERE’S WHAT MOST OF US KNOW ABOUT MANCHEGO: it’s a sheep’s milk cheese from Spain, increasingly found at supermarkets and deli counters in addition to its ubiquitous appearance on tapas menus. In fact, Manchego seems to be almost everywhere – a surprising observation given its Bronze Age provenance. Few foods survive the test of that much time.

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