Mahon cheese is produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. Menorca has become known for its cheese making traditions, with its Mahon cheese as one of its key exports and most sought after products. Resembling a bright orange cushion from the outside because during maturation the cheese is hand rubbed with butter / paprika or oil. The inside is pale yellow and hard. It is wonderfully aromatic and partially made from the raw milk of Friesian cows, brought to Menorca over 200 years ago by the British. A taste of roasted nuts, butter and sea. The intensity of the flavour is brought out while retaining surprisingly fruitiness after aging for two years in-house.
Comparable Cheese: Manchego, Zamorano
- Rind: Paprika
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Hard
- Pairing: Rioja