Looking for something new? Ask for “Ossau Iraty” at your local cheese-a-teria. It’s a smooth, creamy-but-firm sheep-milk cheese, and it was the recommendation of a local expert when I asked, “What cheese do you think everyone ought to know about but hardly anyone ever orders?”
It’s absolutely delicious, a real crowd-peaser. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive than normal, but it’s not outrageous. Good to nibble on if you’re having snacks before dinner.