Islas Canarias, Spain
Maxorata (Queso Majorero DOP)
The first cheese from the Canary Islands to obtain a DOP, Queso Majorero is made on the island of Fuerteventura. It gets its name from the indigenous Majorera goat, whose whole milk is used to make the cheese. One of their favorite food sources is marjoram, which contributes to a milk that is rich in butterfat and highly aromatic. An aging period of 60 days gives the cheese a compact, slightly elastic texture, while maintaining a creamy mouthfeel. It has a milky, buttery flavor with a pronounced tang in the finish. Pair with young, fruity reds like Beaujolais. Preorder only.