Leonora® A Fuego
Leonora® A Fuego was created by cheesemaker Oscar Fernando Marcos Gonzalez after the success of his soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese, Leonora®. He adds a layer of smoky Spanish Pimentón de la Vera to the outside of the cheese before aging it for 40 days. The cheese is dense and creamy. As it ripens, a cream line will start to form inside the rind. The flavor of this cheese can be split into three phases: it starts out lush and lemony, with flavors of fresh goat’s milk, balancing acidity and richness. Then the slightly smoky flavor of the pimentón comes through, which finishes with a subtle spiciness on the tongue. It exemplifies how Oscar is part of a new generation of cheesemakers that respects traditions but isn't afraid to innovate and expand the definition of what constitutes great Spanish cheese. For even more info on Oscar and the cheese, read our blog post.