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Majorero

  • Made from unpasteurized goat's milk

  • Country of origin: Spain

  • Region: Canary Islands

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Texture: buttery and creamy

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale white

  • Flavour: acidic

  • Aroma: milky, nutty

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Queso Majorero, Queso Fuerteventura, Majorero PDO, Majorero DOP

Majorero cheese is also known as Queso Fuerteventura since it is made from the unpasteurized milk of Majorera goats on the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. This semi-hard cheese with nutty and milky flavour has been granted the PDO (Protected Designation of origin) certification. The pale white coloured cheese is creamy, buttery and a little gummy in texture with an acidic taste. When aged, it develops a dark-coloured rind that is rubbed with pimenta, roasted gofio, or oil, giving it different textures and tastes.

The cheese can be served as a snacking cheese or a dessert cheese. It goes well with pasta, fruits and vegetables.

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