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Pañoleta Truffle Cheese by El Pastor de Morella

Pañoleta Truffle Cheese by El Pastor de Morella

Sheep's Milk Cheese with Truffle Pieces

  • Artisan sheep's milk cheese
  • Pieces of truffle throughout the cheese
  • Semi soft, bold, aromatic and nutty
  • From the Maestrazgo wilderness, famous for truffles
  • Bronze medal at the World Cheese Awards
  • Size - 15.8 oz/450 gr

Love truffles? We have a very special cheese for you! This bold Pañoleta sheep's milk cheese is made with pieces of aromatic black truffles aged right into the cheese. The result is a bold, rich cheese balanced with earthy truffle flavor in every bite. Serve with a glass of cava or champagne for a taste experience you will never forget!

It all starts in the ancient walled city of Morella, in the heart of the Maestrazgo wilderness. Here a group of shepherds and farmers created a cooperative focused on preserving traditional local cheeses. Their herds of sheep wander the wild countryside, eating grasses and herbs like thyme and rosemary. And these happy sheep produce some of the freshest, most flavorful milk in Spain.

The mountainous Maestrazgo area is also famous for its excellent truffles. So the people of the cooperative decided to combine these two local treasures and create an amazing truffle cheese! When the cheese curd is ready, diced local black truffle is stirred in by hand, then the cheese is formed and aged to perfection.

Pañoleta literally means handkerchief, and this cheese was traditionally made by tying up the cheese in a cloth before aging it. With some concessions made to modern practices, this cheese is made in the same way as it always has been. Aged for a couple of months, it has a semi soft, smooth texture with a complex flavor that speaks to the free ranging diet of the local sheep. The truffle is not overpowering, and nicely balances the bold flavor of the cheese.

Pañoleta con Trufa de Morella cheese won the World Cheese Award bronze medal in 2007.

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    Frank - Englishtown , NJ - Mar 12, 2017

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    "Excellent cheese! Nice sharp flavor and wonderful texture."

    Eva W - Newport, OH - Dec 27, 2016

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