Majorero Cheese - Sold by the Pound
Majorero (pronounced ma-hor-ero) goats milk cheese comes from the rich pastures of the Spanish island of. For agriculture and animal-rearing, the Fuerteventura terrain is rather dry. Luckily, the Majorera goat is a very adaptable animal that produces a dense, aromatic, and high fat milk. Majorero cheese, currently made from pasteurized milk, has achieved D.O. status in Spain. It has a natural rind with pattern printed at top and bottom and a texture that can range from semi-soft (young) to hard (matured.) The smooth-textured paste suggests wild honey, wild thyme and almonds. The finish is quite peppery and herbaceous with smoky, earthy tones and a light flavor. It also surprises the palate with a hint of red wine fruitiness.