San Simón Smoked Cow's Milk Cheese - 1.1 Pounds$19
- Aromatic and smoky
- Buttery and mild
- Handmade in Galicia
- Made with pasteurized cow's milk
- Protected Denomination of Origin PDO
- Size - About 1.1 lbs/500 gr
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 freshly baked Galician bread and a chilled bottle of Albariño white wine from the 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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Use and Care
This cheese may be refrigerated up to 6 months when unopened, and 3 to 4 weeks after opening. We do not recommend freezing cheese as it degrades the quality of the product.
Eating the rind is not recommended.
Spots on the exterior can be wiped off with a cloth lightly dampened with olive oil or can be cut off.
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"This smooth smokey cheese was a hit, the only problem is that it sold out so quickly."
Sue - Placentia, CA January 2023
"Super tasty. Delivered quickly, well packaged."
Catherine - GERMANTOWN, MD October 2022
"Excellent smoky flavor but not too salty. Perfect for slicing or melting. We.loved it so much it was gone in 3 days!!"
Emily - Mount Prospect, IL August 2022
"Wonderful smoky flavor."
Niccolo - Kitty Hawk , NC February 2022
"I love this cheese for breakfast it has a nice smoky flavor."
Donald - Fair Lawn, NJ August 2021
Rick - Nashville, TN May 2014
"San Simon is out of 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."
Holly - Jacksonville November 2013
"Delicious! Just as I remember it from Santiago."
Milagros - Cherry Hill, NJ February 2013
"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."
Sally - September 2011
"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!"
JRB - May 2011