Thursday, February 5, 2009

3 Cheeses from Spain

We decided to have a pre meal snack the other night and tried three cheeses from Spain. The first was a Mahon, the second an aged Mahon, and the third was Drunken Goat. I have had Drunken Goat a few times and love the subtle red wine flavors. The Mahon, from the island of Menorca, is one of a few cow's milk cheeses from Spain. Mahon reminds me of a Swiss or farmer's cheese, it has a light tangy and salty flavor. The Aged Mahón is a new and intriguing experience for most Spanish cheese lovers. The Aged Mahon was great, this is a cheese that I would use in place of Pecorino Ramono in cooking or serve as a tapa with olives and wine or beer. You can also eat it the traditional way, sliced, then sprinkled with olive oil, black pepper, and fresh tarragon. We enjoyed trying something new and hope that if you are looking for a different cheese from Spain to try I highly suggest the Aged Mahon.

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