Monte Enebro Hard Goats Cheese is a cheese that is made from goats milk. It is quite simply one of the very best goat’s cheeses in the world. This pasteurised goats cheese log is also known as Queso de Tietar. This is because it is only made in Valle de Tietar in the province of Avila in Castilla y Leon, Spain. The cheese is a goat’s milk cheese made in a large 2lb. log shape from pasteurized milk.
Taste of Monte Enebro Hard Goat’s Cheese
A gentle, soft cheese with a lemony taste, The log is coated in ash and mould. It has a strong and salty flavour; The internal paste stays moist the cheese avoids many of the considered negatives of strong hard goat’s cheese such as sharpness, soapiness or dryness. The cheese is lactic towards the centre and the paste becomes more piquant and intense near the rind. It is one of the most reputed cheeses from Spain. Therefore this is a superb goat’s cheese. Flavours in the younger cheeses are mild, bright and tangy, with distinct citrus notes combined with a cellar-like aroma and flavour imparted by the blue rind. As the cheeses gain age, the aromas become more pungent and the flavours evolve and strengthen, becoming quite assertive, tasting of farmyard and goat.
Best enjoy this Hard Goat Cheese with sweet jellies and chutneys. It pairs well with Sauternes or Spanish dessert wine.
History of Monte Enebro
Monte Enebro was originally made by father and daughter team, Rafael & Paloma Báez at the Quesería del Tietar, Sadly Rafael died in 2012, so Paloma and her children now continue the traditional methods.
Awards for Monte Enebro
This cheese is a multi-winner at the World Cheese of the Year awards.