Leonora is a wonderful goat milk cheese created in the Spanish region of Leon from which it takes its name. Beneath the natural rind composed of white and gray molds, the paste of this cheese is dense with a pure white color. The rind has a strong and potent flavor while a creamy and lemony flavor lies beneath.
In some opinions, Leonora cheese deserves the credit for bringing new life to the art of Spanish cheese making.
Leonora cheese has a great reputation among cheese enthusiasts, but its accessible flavors and smooth spreadable texture also make it a favorite for beginners. The dense paste can be flakey at times but it always leaves a smooth finish on your tongue, overwhelming your palate with an array of pleasant flavors. Fresh butter, nuts and just the right amount of characteristic goat cheese tang will have all of your guests coming back for more. Younger Lenora is mild, but it will develop more flavor and complexity as it ages. Serve a brick of Leonora with a variety of sweet sliced fruit and crispy baguette for spreading.
Going out of your way to get your hands on genuine Leonora cheese will prove to be well worth the effort. Our Leonora is sourced directly from Leon and made with only the best ingredients by artisans who have dedicated their lives to this skill.
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.