Cheese made in Spain is a truly unique experience, that stands apart from any cheeses made else where in the world. Each individual piece of Spain is represented in their cheeses, the milk from the animals, the grass from the country side, and the dedication and work of the people. The four Spanish cheeses included in this arrangement cover a wide variety of history and styles, of flavors and textures.
Manchego is a famous sheep’s milk cheese from the La Mancha region. Manchego is where most minds go first when thinking of classic Spanish cheeses.
Drunken goat is an interesting addition to any celebration, as during its aging process, it spends between two and three days curing while submerged in Doble Pasta wine.
Valdeon Blue is ripened in limestone caves for between two and five months. The distinctive blue cheese tang is mouth watering and the deep blue veins that run through the paste are breathtaking.
Mahon Riserva is a cows’s milk cheese that is aged for one year. Mahon is a yellow cheese that has a sweet nutty finish.
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.