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Majorero

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Country: Spain
Region: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Texture: Semi-Soft to Semi-Firm
Type of Milk: Goat
Aging Time: At least 20 days
Pasteurized:
Both versions are made

Majorero is a DO  or DOP cheese from Spain that is made from goats milk. This cheese comes from Spanish island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. The milk is sourced from the Majorera goat that primarily feed on marjoram and formed into cylindrical shapes. This cheese ranges from a soft and supple pate to a more firm and dense texture. When the cheese is younger, it has a milky and goaty flavor. As it ages, the flavor becomes more assertive and nutty. This cheese must be aged for at least 8-20 days but typically the more aged versions are the only ones allowed in the United States. This cheese can come without any coating on the rind, with pimenton (a type of paprika), or with gofio (roasted corn flower).

 

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