Zamorano is a famous Spanish sheep’s milk cheese made in the region of Castile-Leon, Zamora. This hard cheese takes almost 6 months to mature fully. It has a pale-yellow colour with crumbly texture and contains 45% fat.
Zamorano has buttery and nutty taste, which is served as a table cheese with White, Red as well as Zinfandel wine. It gets characteristic flavour because of the breed of sheep – the small, scruffy Churra and the Castilian sheep.
Due to a distinctive zigzag pattern and cylindrical shape, Zamorano appears similar to Castellano or Manchego.
- Made from sheep's milk
- Country of origin: Spain
- Region: Castilla-Leon, Zamora
- Type: hard
- Fat content: 45%
- Texture: crumbly
- Rind: natural
- Colour: pale yellow
- Flavour: buttery, nutty
- Vegetarian: no
Other Spanish cheeses:
Castigliano, Dehesa De Los Llanos - Curado, Dehesa De Los Llanos - Gran Reserva, Gamonéu, Idiazábal, Queso del Tietar, Queso Iberico, Roncal
Cabrales, Dehesa De Los Llanos - Media Curación, Flor de Guia, Gamonéu, Garrotxa, Penamellera
La Peral, Leonora, Manchego, Monte Enebro, Picos de Europa, Queso de Murcia, Tronchon, Ulloa
Afuega'l Pitu, Cuajada, Flor de Guia, La Serena, Queso del Montsec, Selva, Tetilla, Torta del Casar, Tupí
fresh soft cheeses: