Leggi in italiano
ICEX and Ministry of Agriculture, food and fisheries from Spain are organizing this year, in cooperation with National Organization of Cheese Tasters-O.N.A.F., a virtual tasting exclusively for participants from italian specialized trade and gastronomy. It’s a sensible and attractive alternative to the physical tastings, which unfortunately have to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Master Taster Simonetta Cortella will lead all participants on an entertaining virtual 10 Spanish cheese journey on Monday 22 March 2021. Participants will receive all cheeses at home. 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 blend of these, and in most case 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 flavoured with spices. Alongside large-scale industrial production, there are lots of small dairies producing artisan cheeses that retain their authentic characteristics and traditional flavours.
About 90 minutes for presentation and tasting of the cheeses + questions & answers
Spanish Cheese map