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San Simon DOP

San Simon DOP
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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Spain

  • Region: Galicia

  • Type: semi-soft

  • Texture: buttery and creamy

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: buttery

  • Aroma: smokey, woody

  • Vegetarian: no

A semi-soft cheese is made from pasteurized cow's milk in Lugo, the region of Galicia, northwest of Spain. This teardrop-shaped cheese is named after San Simon de la Cuesta in the northwest of Spain. Aged for about 3 months, the cheese is delicious and woody in taste and creamy buttery in texture. The rind colour varies from orange to reddish-brown and it is golden from inside with tiny eyes. While preparing San Simon, it is lightly pressed and then smoked with birch wood for up to 90 minutes. It is slightly acidic in nature.

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