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Get To Know Murcia al Vino PDO

Murcia al Vino PDO cheese is made from the pasteurized, high-fat milk of Murciana goats, grazed in the arid, coastal region around Jumilla, Spain. After pressing and salting, the wheels are bathed in local wine made from Monastrell grapes. Complemented by floral and fruity flavors from the edible rind, the creamy, mild, and snack-able cheese has none of the funk people often associate with goat cheese. Murcia al Vino PDO is the only European goat cheese soaked in red wine.

Win a Whole Wheel of Murcia al Vino PDO Cheese

Want to try it for yourself? Enter to win an entire wheel of Murcia al Vino PDO shipped straight to your door. Just think of the amazing cheese board you’ll be able to put together for all your friends!

No purchase necessary. You must be a resident of the US or have a US mailing address to enter. Entry period closes June 30, 2023 at 12:00 am EST. By entering your email below you are consenting to receive culture: the word on cheese email correspondence.

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Participating Retailers

Check out these partnering shops offering special promotion of Murcia al Vino:

Cheese Plus
San Francisco, CA

Canyon Grocer by Kurt & Whey
Santa Monica, CA

Market Hall Foods
Oakland, CA

Market Hall Foods
Berkeley, CA

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
Austin, TX

St James Cheese Company
Uptown, New Orleans, LA

St James Cheese Company
Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA

Grey’s Fine Cheeses
Nashville, TN

The Culture Shop
Charlotte, NC

Orrman’s Cheese Shop
Charlotte, NC

Guido’s Fresh Market
Pittsfield, MA

Guido’s Fresh Market
Great Barrington, MA

The Cave
Gloucester, MA

Newport, RI

DiBruno Bros.
Ardmore, PA

DiBruno Bros.
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

DiBruno Bros.
Italian Market, Philadelphia, PA

DiBruno Bros.
The Franklin, Philadelphia, PA

DiBruno Bros.
Wayne, PA

The Cheese Shop
Williamsburg, VA

What is PDO?

Awarded by the European Union, PDO—Protected Designation of Origin—means that a cheese is made in a specific place, by specific, time-honored methods. The standards for Murcia al Vino PDO, which includes every aspect of the cheesemaking process—from what the animals are fed to how and where the cheese is aged—are enforced by a consortium, the Consejo Regulador de las DOP Queso de Murcia y Queso de Murcia al Vino. For cheesemongers and consumers, the PDO seal is a guarantee of authenticity.

In the dry, sub-tropical climate of the Murcia region, Murciana goats graze freely on native grasses and plants; their diet is supplemented with olive branches, legumes and grains. The goats are milked once a day, and it takes nearly five gallons of their milk to produce one wheel of Murcia al Vino PDO. The cheese is aged for a minimum of 45 days, and then soaked in the wine that gives the wheels their characteristic plum-colored rind.

Create a Murcia al Vino PDO cheeseboard

One of the most popular cheeses in Spain, Murcia al Vino PDO is especially beautiful on a cheese plate. The deep burgundy rind offers a striking contrast to the bone white interior, and it should be sliced so that each piece includes some of the rind.

  • Valencia Orange Jam
  • Caramelized Pecans
  • Spanish Olive Medley
  • Chorizo
  • Ines Rosales Crisps
  • Grapes

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Murcia al Vino PDO

Murcia al Vino PDO cheese is made in Jumilla, Spain. A pleasantly acid aroma and low salty flavor. The red wine in which the cheese is soaked during ripening, gives a flowery aroma and a pleasant aftertaste with reminiscences of goat’s milk and cream. The texture is soft, creamy and elastic. Murcia al Vino PDO is the only European goat cheese soaked in red wine.

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