Top 5 Spanish Cheese
As you well know, Spain has one of the richest world cuisine, so when someone thinks in Spain, imagine delicious Spanish cheeses, tapas, wines, and countless typical dishes.
The amazing flavor of them all, is due to the large number of quality products that we get from our fields, farms and of course our seas. With which our excellent chefs create amazing dishes.
Perhaps the most popular Spanish products abroad are the ham, wine and of course the cheese. In this post, we want to talk about this latter jewel, The spanish cheese.
The cheese-making tradition in Spain, has many treasures, but today we dare to make a personal and small selection from the pieces that are produced throughout the country:
Probably the most iconic of Spanish cheeses. Since ancient times, the inhabitants of La Mancha’s Region, are dedicated to grazing, with sheep and elaborated this delicious cheese, that in the eighteenth century, was quoted in several historical documents such as Cervantes’ Quixote.
Manchego cheese can be included in a cheese board, salads, tapas, or be served with quince or nuts. It pairs well with red wine.
Torta del Casar
This delicious Spanish cheese, is one of the most famous cheeses of the region of Extremadura. This cheese made from raw sheep’s milk, is a very creamy cheese, with unique aroma and that is eaten by cutting the hard top layer as a cover, so that when you have finished eating, you the cheese should be capped with that cover so that it does not dry out.
Torta del Casar Should be enjoyed as an appetizer or a dessert, spread on bread with a glass of red wine.
In our opinion, Idiazabal is one of the tastiest cheeses of Spain. Is a pressed cheese made from unpasteurized sheep’s milk, usually from Latxa and Carranzana sheep elaborated in the mountains of Basque Country and Navarre with using traditional methods.
Idiazabal cheese’s flavor is intense, balanced, clean, consistent with a marked character that remember the matured sheep milk flavor. Delicious with a glass of red wine.
The best of our blue cheese, made with cow, goat and sheep’s milk. this spanish cheese, matures between 3 and 5 months in caves of the Picos de Europa mountains, at the Asturias region, on the north of Spain.
Cabrales Cheese can be characterized by Its strong, penetrating scent and sharp, slightly salty taste. It pairs perfectly with red wine.
This artisan cheese made from raw cow’s milk is made only in the region of Menorca, where it is a flagship product, prepared according to ancient traditions.
We can rightly say that the Menorca’s cheese has been recognized since ancient times, which has led today to a protected designation of origin well established and appreciated both at the Balearic Islands and the rest of Spain and even in the foreign market.
Besides this small selection, Spain has so many delicious cheeses, some of them, 11 to be exact, winners of the prestigious World Cheese Awards last year.
Many of them are already exported abroad, but others have not yet reached distant lands. Therefore we recommend you come to Spain to taste and learn more about how make the delicious spanish cheese. Would you like visiting some of the more traditional cheese factories of Spain with I Live Spain? Contact us and discover the best Spanish Cheeses!