Goat cheeses have a very distinctive flavor, that can really only be described as ‘goat like’; this Murcia Curado is no exception. The characteristic tang and interesting array of subtle flavors are all here, along with some unique hints of flavor that owe themselves to this cheese’s unique process of creation. Murcia Curado is a pale, creamy color with a dense and smooth texture. To get the most out of this cheese, enjoy it at room temperature.
If you are serving Murcia as part of a cheese platter, accompany it with some fruity options, like dried or syrupy figs, and baguette with a smattering of apple butter. Robust flavors and textures work best with the strong flavors of goat cheese, while the mild textures of soft fruits and jams won’t shadow the delicate mouth feel of this creamy cheese.
If you are looking for a wine pairing, nothing is ever as rewarding as conducting your own culinary experiments, so try your current favorite, or whatever you usually prefer to enjoy with other goat milk cheeses. This cheese is versatile, and there are hundreds of great and unique pairings waiting to be discovered.
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.