The Canary islands are proud to be the World´s best cheese award winner. Check out the canarian cheese guide to get the best flavors of the island!
It varies from very fresh and soft cheeses to cured and strong flavoured cheeses. There are 3 main types of cheeses you must learn – fresco/tierno (fresh), semicurado (semi-cured) and curado (cured).
QUESO FRESCO / TIERNOThe fresh cheeses are being cured only 7-35 days, are white, made from fresh or pasteurized goat, sheep, cow milk or the mix of those three. Might be natural or smoked. The flavour is very soft, with a sour touch, fresh and lightly salty. Perfect for the salads or serving with sweet marmalade.
Most of them have the ivory white color, might be covered with red paprika, toasted corn flour (gofio) or olive oil on which its aroma depends. The flavour is creamy, salty, slightly hot, less acid than the fresh one.
Original cured cheese must be made of a mix of various breeds of goat milk. Perfect to accompany dry wines due to its strong taste.
WITH CHEESE BRANDS TO SELECT:
All the canarian cheeses are truly delightful! The most recognized and easily found in supermarkets are – Valsequillo (from Gran Canaria), Maxorata (Fuerteventura), Herreño (Hierro).Also, it is important to know different covers of cheese which would have a different aroma. Here there is a gama of covers that are mostly used for the local cheeses.