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Tres Leches

Producer
Rio Deva Dairy
Country
Spain
Region
Cantabria
Size
2 ins high, 3.73 ins at base, 2 ins at top
Weight
1 lb
Website
None
Milk
Sheep
Cow
Goat
Classification
Semi Soft
Rennet
Animal
Rind
Mold Ripened

Located on the Deva River in the Picos de Europa, the family dairy of Juan Carlos and Maria Carmen has been in operation for 25 years - ever since the husband and wife team fell in love with the region and set down roots there. Juan Carlos learned cheesemaking with the monks of Conbreces who are famous for their cheesemaking abilities. Today, Juan and Maria are assisted by one employee along with their 19 year-old son, who helps out during holidays.

Tasting Notes

Soft cheeses made from mixed milk are unusual in Spain. Tres Leches (which means “three milks”) is produced using a blend of cow, sheep and goat’s milk and formed into a small, soft dome that looks like a snowball. It has a white bloomy rind that encases a mild-flavored paste.

Pairings

Crisp white wines tend to taste best with Tres Leches. Food pairings include floral foods such as Lavender Honey or accompaniments with some acidity such as strawberries with Balsamic vinegar.

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