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Iberico / Queso Iberico

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Country: Spain
Region: Central Spain
Texture: Firm
Type of Milk: Cow, Goat, Sheep
Aging time: 6 to 12 months
Pasteurized: Both versions are available

Iberico or Queso Iberico is a hard Spanish cheese produced in Central Spain. Its shape, size, and herringbone patterned rind most closely resembles Manchego. Iberico, however, is made from a blend of cow’s, sheep’s, and goat’s milk.  It is aged for approximately 6 to 12 months and develops an ivory colored pate that is slightly oily. Its flavor has the components off all three types of milk and it rich, nutty, and slightly sweet. Its texture is dense and bold.

 

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