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Tag Archives: Idiazabal

Tending Sheep, Making Cheese: One week at Martin Txiki

“It takes ten thousand hours of practice to master a skill,” Elisha reminded me. We were watching Tere, a veteran local cheese maker, cut the curds of sheepsmilk to make … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Make Idiazabal Cheese By Hand

This photo collection shows the entire process- traditional, arduous, and artisan- to make Idiazabal cheese. Below: First the sheep are brought in from pasture and held in the corral. The … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Artzai Eguna – Day of the Shepherd in Ordizia

“Look at all the sheep!” exclaimed my mother, iPhone camera at the ready and mouth spread wide with a smile. We were wandering through the narrow, hilly streets of Ordizia, … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Visit to Idiazabal Cheesemaker Aranburu

If there’s one thing I know for certain I could never live without, it’s cheese. I rarely go a day without it, so imagine my delight when the BasqueStage crew … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · 1 Comment