Pata Cabra is a semi-soft goat’s milk cheese made in the Aragon region of Spain. It is a washed rind cheese and can therefore be pretty pungent at times, depending on its age, which is usually around three weeks or older. The scent can be described as anything from cooked cheese to cooked broccoli.
This cheese has an interesting an eye catching appearance, as it looks a remarkable amount like a loaf of bread. The rough natural golden rind shelters the springy white paste, scattered with small holes.
The texture has been described as slightly chewy and oily to the touch but very rich and pleasant as it starts to melt on the tongue.
The flavor of Pata Cabra is slightly sour and tangy at first but it soon melts away into a sweet and flowery aftertaste.
Include this cheese in your next platter for an interesting change in texture and flavor. If you are looking for a wine pairing, Rueda is a highly recommended match.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.