Monte Enebro

Pasteurized Goat - Rafael Baez - Castille-Lyon, Spain




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Made in Avila, Spain, by legendary cheesemaker Rafael Baez and his daughter Paloma, Monte Enebro is a goat's milk cheese made in a distinct log shape. Its name translates to Juniper Hill, referring to the bountiful juniper plants surrounding the dairy. The cheese is coated in penicilium roqueforti, the mold that makes blue cheeses blue. When young, the interior paste of the cheese is pure white and slightly chalky and brittle in texture. With age, the paste tends to break down and become runny and almost translucent just under the rind. Flavors in the younger cheeses are mild, bright and tangy, with distinct citrus notes combined with a cellar-like aroma and flavor imparted by the blue rind. As the cheeses mature, the aromas become more pungent and the flavors evolve and strengthen, becoming quite assertive, tasting of barnyard and goat. Perfect with Sauternes or Spanish dessert wine.

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