Mahon Cheese

Mahon Cheese

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Item Number: #4670
Weight: 0.50lbs
$5.50
Description

Mahon is a cows milk cheese from the island of Minorca in Spain. It is one of the few cheeses produced in Spain that uses cows milk. The milk is sourced twice a day and only between the months of September and June. Mahon is pillow-shaped, due to the curds being placed in a cloth whose corners are then tightly knotted, giving the edges of the cheese a rounded look. Mahon is brined to help the formation of the rind, before being aged in maturing rooms where they are rubbed at regular intervals with a blend of olive oil, butter and paprika, giving the wheels a distinctive orange-red color rind. The flavor is nutty and rich with slight undertones of acid and become more complex as the cheese ages.

Cheese Profile

Age

aged
  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old

Texture

aged
  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle

Flavor

aged
  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

Wine:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
Beer:
  • Amber Ale
  • Lager
  • Pilsner

Other Cheese Pairings
Nuts, Olives, Dried fruit, Crusty Artisan Bread

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