Cheese… with pleasure!
In slices, for spreading or in cubes. As a snack, for dessert, in salads or as part of a recipe. Cheese is delicious any way you try it, and it is always a part of any meal worth the name. Simple but delicious, devotees of this dairy product will find more than a hundred different varieties in Spain. It is one of the vital ingrediants in Spanish cuisine. Come and discover it.
Spanish cheeses are perfect to enjoy at any time of the day, and on any occasion. They are a delight to the palate. They are tasty, healthy and come in a range of flavours. They are also of outstanding quality and variety. Did you know that there are over one hundred different cheeses in Spanish gastronomy? There are curd cheeses such as Burgos cheese, cream cheese such as Torta del Casar, blue cheeses such as Cabrales, aged cheeses such as Manchego, smoked such as Palmero… There is a long and tasty list as you will discover.
One of the factors which accounts for this diversity of flavour is the high production of cow’s, goat’s and ewe’s milk in our country. Another reason is the differing climates, landscapes and pastures. When you travel around Spain you will see that each area and region has its own distinctive cheese. Examples include Idiazábal cheese from the Basque Country, Roncal cheese from Navarre, Mahón cheese from the Balearics, Tetilla cheese from Galicia, and Majorero cheese from the Canary Islands. Ask for them as a first course or as a tapa, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their texture.
Traditional cheese-making and quality
Cheese-making in Spain is a tradition which goes back hundreds of years. However, in spite of the technical and industrial advances, the element of craftsmanship has never been lost in the production process. Of course to go with your cheese-tasting, we recommend that you choose any of the wines produced in the vineyards in our country. You will discover an ideal combination.
You’ve been warned: when you try Spanish cheese, you’re bound to want some more. It’s impossible to resist. If you wish, take some home with you as a souvenir or as a gift for friends and family; they’re sure to love you for it. So as not to go wrong, it’s best to select products and brands bearing the Designation of Origin (D.O.) stamp which guarantees their quality and authenticity.
Spanish cheeses are an exceptional treat that everyone can afford. Why miss it?