Idiazabal

Spanish Idiazabal cheese from the Basque area

Spanish Idiazabal cheese from the Basque area of Spain.

Spanish Idiazabal cheese is produced in the shape of a cylinder, with a smooth and hard natural rind that is pale yellow to amber in colour. The cheese has a compact texture, with a few pinprick holes. It is dry, but not crumbly, and feels pleasantly oily in the mouth.

Idiazabel-Cheese-Spain

Today,  Idiazabal cheese is produced mainly in the Basque area but the process is still all-natural. This cheese has a delicious Spanish flavour , and the quality is fairly consistent. You will love its perfumed bouquet and rich, buttery flavor and enthusiastically recommend Idiazabal as one of Spain’s greatest cheeses.
Compliments: Goes well as a snack with fresh bread or with jams.
Appropriate wines: Rioja Alta, Penedes, young Cabernet. You can also try with a beer.

Idiazabal cheese (Traveline Basque Country and Navarra).

We go to the heart of the Basque Country to uncover the process of cheese-making, of the traditional Idiazabal cheese, one of the best known products of the province of Gipuzkoa. We also visit the surrounding landscapes of Aitzkorri and Arantzazu.

Idiazabal Smoked Spanish Sheeps cheese 1kg.

  • Oak smoked sheeps milk cheese from the Basque region of northern Spain
  • Made using the unpasteurised milk of the Lacha sheep
  • Has a denomination of origin from Idiazabal as a mark of its quality
  • Genuine Spanish artisan cheese
  • Buy direct from UK based company
A whole 1kg round of wood-smoked cheese made from unpasteurised sheeps milk, (D.O. Idiazabal) – made using the milk of the shaggy-haired Lacha sheep from the Basque region of Spain, high in the Pyrenees mountains. It is cured for around 9 months, and has a close texture with tiny holes, a fragrant smoky aroma and nutty taste. Great eaten with membrillo, apples, or melted on toast; and to drink, an oaky white rioja or a glass of Spanish cider, as drunk particularly in the north of Spain where this cheese comes from.

Spanish cheese as a gift: Idiazabal cheese, DO – 1 kg.

Idiazabal Spanish-cheese-as-a-gift
St. Idiazabal cheese – ripe – about 1 kg including Present box (similar to shown)

Spanish Idiazabal cheese is produced in the shape of a cylinder, with a smooth and hard natural rind that is pale yellow to amber in colour. The cheese has a compact texture, with a few pinprick holes. It is dry, but not crumbly, and feels pleasantly oily in the mouth. The rind carries the marks of the wooden moulds in which it was drained. The characteristic, smoky flavor is the result of the cheeses having been stored near the fireplaces. There were no chimneys in the simple mountain huts, so the cheeses absorbed the sweet, aromatic smoke. The taste of the cheese is reminiscent of burnt caramel and bacon. It pairs well with red wine and cider.

Spanish cheese from the Basque area of Spain.

Cheese Spain Index

46,photo size,47,34 rich.

Spain Info.

San Francisco De Asis, Urb Marina, San Fulgencio, 03177, Alicante, Spain

 

Save