When it comes to Spanish cheeses, we’ve all heard of Manchego.
There is, however, much more on offer – especially in the food capital of Spain, Andalusia.
El Bucarito, based at Rota in the province of Cádiz, is a family-run business which is now famed for its production of artisan goat’s cheeses.
The family has a herd of Florida goats which graze only on the lush pastures on its land. The milk for their cheeses comes from these goats.
The business makes cured and semi-cured cheeses from both pasteurised and raw, unpasteurized milk.
Here are six of their best cheeses which we recommend you sample. Please note that animal rennet is used in the production of these cheeses:
Cured and rolled in rosemary – sample El Bucarito’s cured and pasteurised artisan cheese. It is matured for five months before being rolled in aromatic rosemary gathered from the Murcian plateau. It has a natural rind with a fine layer of rosemary. It has an intense flavour.
Cured pasteurised artisan cheese – matured for five months, more than two months in Iberican pig fat. Its rind is natural with a fine coating of the fat.
Mature artisan cured cheese – made from raw goat’s milk, this cheese is matured for seven months and develops an intense flavour. The rind has a fine layer of extra virgin olive oil.
Raw goat’s milk artisan cheese – matured for seven months, this cheese has an intense and lingering flavour.
Cured, pasteurised cheese rolled in pimentón – matured for five months with an extra two months in the Spanish paprika, pimentón. The rind has a thin layer of pimentón from Cáceres.
Artisan cheese cured in wine – an unpasteurised cheese matured for five months then submerged in submerged in Tintilla de Rota wine. This cheese has a bitter-sweet, deep flavour and it has a natural, deep brown rind.
Should you visit Rota, you can tour El Bucarito’s farm. Children can make cheese and milk the goats themselves, while adults can taste local produce.
To get a taste of Andalusian cheese in the UK, order your cheeses from Productos del Marco!
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