- Featured in the bestselling book 'The Telling Room'
- Artisan raw milk cheese
- Sharp and flavorful
- Aged 10 to 12 months
- Packed in extra virgin olive oil
- Size - 8.8 oz/250 g
Páramo de Guzmán is an exquisite delicacy, capturing the imaginations of chefs and cheese fanatics across the world. Fresh raw milk from free-ranging Churra sheep is transformed into a beautifully aged cheese. Each wedge crumbles under the knife and each bite releases a story of the wild countryside and ancient traditions of Castille.
This very special Páramo de Guzmán cheese has subtle aromas of rosemary, thyme and sage, the aromatic plants that fill the pastures of the Castillan meseta.
This cheese was featured in the New York Times bestselling book 'The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese.' This true story tells of Ambrosio, who resurrects the great cheese-making traditions of his town. He creates a sublime cheese and finds success, only to be betrayed by his best friend who takes over the company. It is a fascinating tale of the soul of Castille, and the role that great food plays in the life of Spain.
Even with that touch of betrayal, this is a magnificent cheese! The current cheese masters at Paramo de Guzman still follow the handcrafted production methods of Old Castille, married with modern quality requirements. After aging for about a year, wedges of cheese are submerged in extra virgin olive oil and sealed in the signature white can of Paramo de Guzman. The longer it rests in olive oil, the more tender and flavorful the cheese becomes.
Serve your Paramo de Guzman cheese at room temperature, with a bold glass of red wine and a slice of tangy membrillo or fresh fruit.
- Tarro de Oro - Gold Cup(1990)
- Expo Láctea (1989): Gold Metal
- The London International Cheese Show (1987): Silver Metal
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"We loved this cheese. I bought it because it was featured in a book i read for book group and served it at our meeting. It's delicious - like Parmesan but softer and more delicate. I think you may have some new customers. "
Deborah - Hingham, MA - Feb 12, 2017
"Parmesan-like dry cheese. Be sure to serve it warm."
Cynthia Miller - Evanston, IL - Mar 28, 2016
"I was so curious about this cheese after reading The Telling Room. It did not disappoint. The Paramo de Guzman has an unusual, delicious flavor and is well worth a try. "
PAULA - COLUMBIA, SC - Oct 4, 2015
Robert PATRICK - DENVER, CO - Jul 27, 2014
"Great cheese! "
Laszlo Selly - Hallandale Beach, FL - Jul 13, 2014
"A friend had read the book and told me about the cheese. I searched my favorite cheese shops and everyone knew it but non one carried. When I saw you feature the cheese I ordered one for each of us. What a surprise for him to receive as a gift. Thank you for carrying a wide and diverse product line to satisfy the curious gourmet. "
Bernie - Dallas, Texas - Jun 29, 2014
"I had searched for this cheese for months to sample at a book club meeting and thank La Tienda for getting it here on time. The factory in Roa de Duero recently burnt to the ground."
Dick Tuttle - SANTA CLARA, CA - May 25, 2014