Spanish Cheese: Full of Fall Color and Warm Flavor
There are plenty of exciting choices when it comes to fall cheese, and Spanish cheese evokes both the colors and flavors of fall.
Spanish cheeses take their color from spices like paprika, the source of Ibores’ rouge coat, and sometimes olive oil, which lends the surface of Mahon its characteristic dark gloss. Cheesemakers rub these ingredients into the rinds as the wheels age, a process that adds flavor – not just to the surface, but also to the paste as the spices slowly penetrate to the core.
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