Fourth generation cheesemaker Javier and his wife make this teardrop shaped cheese in their home in Lugo, Galicia, which also doubles as a cheese plant. It’s a tiny operation with only 4 employes, and the care with which this award-winning cheese is made shows. Javier waits until the end of the process to smoke the cheese with birch wood for up to 90 minutes. It develops a lovely caramel colored exterior, a golden interior with tiny eyes and a subtle smoked flavor. Javier says the aroma reminds his customers of a time gone by, when their food was cooked over a wood-fired flame. We couldn’t agree more.
The cheese is made in Posada de Valdeon, in the Castile-Leon region of the northwestern Spain and is wrapped in sycamore maple or chestnut leaves before being sent to market. The cheese has a very intense blue flavor, but is not as yellowed or as biting as its cousin Cabrales. Aged 6 Months
Cana de Cabra is a soft-ripened cheese made from pasteurized goat`s milk, in Murcia, Spain. This cheese is similar to the French Bucheron. This creamy, buttery, mild and delicious cheese has a bloomy rind with semi-soft texture. Cana de Cabra is aged for 21 days, as it ages, the flavour intensifies. It pairs well with white wine, almonds and fig spread.
The average ripening time to obtain the characteristic intense and slightly spicy flavour of our semi-cured cheese is about three months. The texture obtained is buttery and very nice to the taste.The cut is easy, showing a smooth surface, full and shiny.