The maturated sheep cheese is one of the most famous cheese. Matured between 3 and 6 months in perfect conditions, we succeed in elaborating the best sheep cheese of the world. You can feel the very special taste of this cheese and at the same time you will taste the flavor of the raw sheep milk.
Type of Sheep Milk :
This maturated sheep cheese is elaborated with raw sheep milk.
Raw sheep milk no has known any previous treatment. Consequently, the cheese keeps all good bacterias and the very special taste of the sheep milk.
We have to wait 60 days to consume this cheese.
Every cheese is composed of milk, rennet and salt.
You can find two types of rennets :
– The vegetal one : Elaborated with a very famous flower in Spain, “Cardo”
– The animal one : We obtain this rennet from the stomach of the lamb. It gives a very special taste and texture.
As you can notice, each rennet that we use are naturel.
And what about salt ?
We put our cheese in the brine (composed of 21% of salt) and thanks to this process, we obtain one of the Gastronomic Jewels of Spain.
Rind and Paste :
All our cheeses have the same rind : the traditional drawing of Zamora cheeses.
We don’t use any chemical treatment, our rind is perfectly edible.
Thanks to the natural penicillium mold and the olive oil, the natural rind is ivory-yellow.
Preserve the cheese
It is also important to know how to preserve the cheese in order to enjoy better its authentic flavor. It is an alive product, it needs to breathe.
You have to preserve it individually at the perfect temperature (between 10 and 12°C°).
It is compulsory to preserve it in the fridge because if you do not preserve it in it, you will find your cheese drier.
How to cut this matured sheep cheese ?
Of course, you can use lots of different way to cut your cheese but we want to help you. Here at La Antigua, we prefer to use a two-handle’s knife.
This cheese is also perfect to cook. Adding the flavor of our sheep cheese will transform a good dish in perfect dish.
Matured sheep cheese with Tartufo :
We wanted to make this matured sheep cheese very special, that is why we have decided to mature it with truffle.
The Tartufo Bianco, steeped in our fresh and natural sheep milk, gest a very soft and balanced taste in its final product. The truffle provides our milk a great personality, as well as a unique character and exclusive elegance an excellence.