Many of our producers in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Croatia have sent us videos and messages of hope that are inspiring us during these hard times. For our first post on these updates, click here. We will continue to post updates as we receive them.
Julian & Team, Makers of PataCabra®
“Good morning, friends. Our best wishes are with you. These are dark, difficult times that demand the best from us. Solidarity, commitment, and the well being of our families and society. There is no better medicine than happiness, caring, and protection by our community to overcome this situation. I’m sure that together we will get ahead of this. We’re sending strength, hope, and happiness. A big hug for the Forever Cheese family.”
A beloved cheese made exclusively on the tiny island of Pag with milk from the indigenous breed of sheep known as the Paška Ovca. Aged 1 year, it is full-flavored, pleasantly saline, and sheepy with notes of butterscotch.
“I have brought a bit of work home, including creating a workshop with my wife and daughters. I’ve sent some photos. In addition to my computer, I bought home a small press so the family now knows what Dad does while at work and I’m not just on the telephone all the time. They wanted to know how to make a fig cake and some of the other things we’ve always made. And now, after making them, they say, “How could it be? This is amazing, it’s very hands on. With figs and almonds, you are putting together a cake – for example, like this one, similar to what we’ve been making at home. My daughter asked me, “how much does this cost?” With so much work and effort going into it, I told her, around 10 Euros, and she said “that is cheap.” Because she worked hard making them and she now thinks they are worth a lot. And this is the spirit that we must have to teach others how much they’re worth. But in this case, we send a message: Chin up! We can beat this virus. Let’s do it!
The Corcuera family was instrumental in securing the DOP for the iconic Spanish sheep’s milk cheese, Manchego. This raw milk version is buttery and rich, showcasing the family’s incredible cheesemaking talent.
Tanya & Laura Amor, Mitica® Nuts
“Hello everyone! We are Tanya and Laura Amor, we are the producers of the nuts that you like so much over there! We want to tell you that despite this terrible situation that everyone in the world is living through, from here, from Valencia, Spain, we want to send you this message of encouragement. And we send lots of strength – we are sure we are all going to fight against this virus. Right now, we are continuing to work. We are working very hard and and we are taking all the necessary precautions to keep our workers safe and maintain the quality of our products. Thank you Forever Cheese for your trust and for distributing our products. We send strength – protect yourselves, follow the rules, wash your hands. We wish you the best, wishing you health, and see you soon!”