As a sensible and attractive alternative to the physical tastings, which unfortunately have to be cancelled due to the pandemic, ICEX/Foods and Wines from Spain in The Netherlands is organising this year, in cooperation with Foodspecialiteiten Nederland, a virtual tasting exclusively for participants from the gastronomy and specialised Dutch trade. Cheese specialist Suzanne Lem take all participants on an entertaining virtual 10 Spanish cheese journey on Monday 9 November 2020, enjoy the presentation!
The tremendous variety of Spanish cheeses stems from Spain’s geographical and climatic diversity. They are made from the milk of cows, ewes, and goats, as well as different blends of these, and in most cases the milk is obtained from native breeds. Coagulation may be by enzymes, lactic acid or mixed, and cheeses may be round or square, of different sizes, and with rinds of different colors – often engraved and sometimes smoked, rubbed with oil or flavored with spices. Alongside large-scale industrial production, there are also small dairies producing artisan cheeses that retain their authentic characteristics and traditional flavors.
Spanish Cheese map