- Aromatic and smoky
- Buttery and mild
- Handmade in Galicia
- Made with pasteurized cow's milk
- Size - About 1.1 lbs/500 g
San Simón greets you with a deep, smoky aroma that reminds us of the tiny stone villages we visited in Galicia in northern Spain. The pale yellow interior is buttery and mild, with a fresh flavor and delicate smokiness. This distinctive conical cheese has a beautiful ocher rind and a flavor somewhat like an artisan gouda.
We serve this special cheese with fresh baked Galician bread and a chilled bottle of Albariño white wine from region. It also melts like a dream for delectable canapés or amazing macaroni and cheese!
San Simón is such a signature cheese of Galicia that it was granted protected D.O. status, preserving this cheese tradition for generations to come. It is made from the fresh pasteurized milk of grass fed Galician Blonde cattle. The new cheese is smoked for a couple of hours over fresh birch wood, lending it a tan color and alluring smokiness. It is then aged for about two months.
Pasteurized cow's milk, salt, lactic ferments, rennet, calcium chloride, egg lysosome. Contains MILK, EGG.
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"Served this with a fig jelly at my last paella party. This was a big hit. It it a creamy smooth delicate flavored cheese. I would definitely buy this again."
"I love smoked cheese in my morning scrambled eggs and this is far and away my favorite! Creamy, smoky, a nice cheesy/gouda taste. Marvelous."
"THE CHEESE IS GOOD, BUT THEY PUT PAPER STICKERS ON THE RIND WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO GET OFF WITHOUT TAKING A LOT OF THE CHEESE AS WELL"
"Very nice smokey taste."
"Delightful cheese with a very subtle smokey flavor, a creamy texture and an interesting shape. "
"Delicious & smokey flavor!"
"had a bit of molding on bottom, but other than that great smoky flavor"
"love the strong gouda taste"
"Did not taste right to us and this is one of our favorites when we're in Spain, Galicia specifically. We really wanted to like it, too."
"Once again, the San Simon was enjoyed by people that I would have never imagined. Skeptics continue to be won over by your cheese offerings!"
"San Simon is out this world! Its creamy, smoky flavor was the hit of my party. Ten guests quickly polished off 1.1 lb and my husband is asking for more. It is a wonderful taste discovery - great for entertaining."
"Delicious! Just as I remember it from Santiago."
"I would place orders for my elderly dad & this was among his favorites. To make bulk purchases last, cut into smaller pieces when it arrives & vacuum seal each; I had pieces of this last nearly a year doing this, makes bulk purchasing worthwhile."
"This cheese is so amazing! A great addition to tapa night. Would be five stars but needs to be sold by the half pound. I end up ordering very few things from Tienda because I don't want to buy in bulk!"