The Spanish people have been crafting exquisite cheese for centuries. The people of Spain are passionate about their cheeses, and consume it on a daily basis, for meals, snacks (called tapas)
and even for dessert. There are 13 cheeses that have Denominations of Origin in Spain. Of these, there are two that are widely known and praised for their flavor and texture, the Zamarano and Manchego. These cheeses, which are typically aged between six and twelve months, can be found in the CheesyPlace.com online cheese store. Buy cheese online.
Zamarano cheese, called queso zamorano
in Spanish, originates form Zamora, Spain. Zamarano is made from the milk of Castilian sheep, a small and scruffy breed of sheep native to the region. It is a hard, aged cheese that is usually cured for six months in cold and humid cellars in order to reach is full flavor potential. During the aging process it is rubbed with olive oil which gives it a dark color. The taste of Zamarano is savory and sweet, with a creamy texture. It has been described as being hard, nutty and having a hint of piquancy. Buy cheese online.
Manchego is another type of Spanish artisan cheese that you can find stocked in the CheesyPlace.com online cheese store. This sheep's milk cheese is aged between 60 days and two years. It is famous for its buttery texture and firm texture. It typically has air pockets distributed unevenly in its interior due to the aging process. In order to be designated as true Manchego cheese, it must be made in the Spanish provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca or Toledo. There are three classifications of Manchego, Fresco, Curado and Viejo. Fresco Manchego is a fresh style of the cheese that is only aged for two weeks. Curado Manchego is a semi-firm style that is aged from between three to six months. Viego Manchego is the premium Manchego that is aged for a year or longer. Buy cheese online.
You can find both Manchego and Zamarano cheese in the CheesyPlace.com online cheese store. We have handpicked these cheeses due to their taste, quality and popularity. Both of these tasty sheep milk artisan cheeses will add creaminess and flavor to your next dish. They also make wonderful and tasty additions to a cheese plate. If you have any questions regarding our selection of Spanish cheeses, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer all of your questions. Buy cheese online.
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