Menorca Minorcan Cheese in Spain Mahon Cheese
Menorca cheese. Mahon Cheese. Also known as ‘Minorcan’ cheese, this fresh cheese is made on the Balearic Islands with raw or pasteurised cow’s milk from the Frisian, ‘Mahonesa’ or ‘Minorcan’, or the Alpine Brown breeds. Small amounts (no more than 5%) of sheep’s milk from the ‘Minorcan’ breed are also allowed. It is rectangular, with rounded edges and a cleft on the top left by the knot of the cloth (the fogasser) used as a mould. The cheese is medium to large, very tall, and weighs up to 5 kilos or more
Menorca Cheese that something special.
Minorca or Menorca is a dairy producing island and therefore it is not surprising to note that these products dominate the markets, cheeses, cold meat sausages and milk. These products have a special taste due to the strong gusts of Tramontana wind, that soak the fields with sea salt, making it a delicacy for the grazing cattle and hence the milk and the islands dairy products has that special taste.
Whilst you are on the island feel welcome to visit some of the working farms that are open to the public. You willthin be able to buy if you wish your Menorca Cheese
Mahon cheese from Menorca 850g Menorca Cheese
This Mahon is hand-made from unpasteurised cows milk on the island of Menorca; (D.O. Mahon) it is a square cheese weighing 850g with rounded-off edges, a smooth, firm texture and an aroma of fresh peaches, created by rubbing the rind with paprika and olive oil. The Mahon matures naturally over a 3-4 month period and takes the shape of the linen cloth in which it is wrapped. To drink: an oaky white wine or a glass of amontillado or oloroso sherry.
Mahon cheese from Menorca 2kg size
This Mahon is hand-made from unpasteurised cows milk on the island of Menorca; (D.O. Mahon) it is a square cheese weighing 2kg with rounded-off edges, a smooth, firm texture and an aroma of fresh peaches, created by rubbing the rind with paprika and olive oil. The Mahon matures naturally over a 3-4 month period and takes the shape of the linen cloth in which it is wrapped. To drink: an oaky white wine or a glass of amontillado or oloroso sherry.
Menorca Cheese is an ideal present.
There are two types of Menorcan cheese that can be distinguished according to the initial treatment of the milk that is used: Mahón-Menorca cheese: made with pasteurized milk that has been processed and/or treated in order to conserve it in authorized industrial dairies. Artisan Mahón-Menorca cheese: made with unheated milk in authorizedartisan dairies.
Menorca’s Denominación de Origencheeses vary according to their degree of maturation and these levels can be categorized in three ways:
TIERNO – a smooth cheese with a yellow/white colour and thin, soft and elastic crust. A lactic aroma with a mild hint of butter and light acidic characteristics. (21-60 days).
SEMI – an unmistakably characteristic cheese with a compact rind that will vary from pale yellow (typical of young cheeses) to orange/brown if it is artisan. Firm and easy to cut, this ivory/yellow cheese will darken as it matures and features a variable number of small, unevenly distributed holes. The taste is mild, slightly salty and acidic with hints of butter and roasted hazelnuts. (2-5 months).
CURADO – A delight for cheese lovers with a firm, hard and notably less elastic texture and a reddish rind. Once in the advanced stages of maturation, this cheese becomes more brittle and flaky when cut. These cheeses have a complex and intense aroma and a salty, woody, leathery taste that lingers long in the mouth. (5 months)
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