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Awards

Bronze at World Cheese Awards, 2015
Gold at WCA, Birmingham 2013
Silver at WCA, Birmingham 2012
Bronze at WCA, Birmingham 2015
Super gold at WCA, Birmingham 2011
Special Mention Salón Lactium, Vic 2011
Bronze at WCA, Dublín 2008

Torta de Barros

Sheep’s soft cheese made with raw milk. He has a delicate and very particular flavour. Slightly sour with flood of herb flavours and an elegant bitter aftertaste due to the use of the vegetal rennet. Of strong and intense aroma. The product is packaged into format of 14 oz, 25.2 oz and 2.86 lb.

Characteristics

Type: Soft cheese made from raw sheep's milk.
Milk: Merino ewe and inbreedings.
Format: 14 oz, 25.2 oz and 2.86 lb..
Production area: Villafranca de los Barros. Badajoz, Spain.
Curdling: Enzymatic coagulation produced by the dried flower of the cardoon thistle Cynara cardunculus also called « Hierbacuajo ».
Ripening length: At least 60 days.
Texture: From melted to creamy, dotted with holes unequally distributed.
Colour of the paste: Very shiny ivory white.
Flavour: He has a delicate and very particular flavour. Slightly sour with flood of herb flavours and an elegant bitter aftertaste due to the use of the vegetal rennet.
Aroma: Intense and strong.
Rind: Thin et brittle, with a waxen yellow to ochre colour. Smooth sides and the perimetral surface keeps the imprint of the support also called maturation cloth.
Storage temperature: It depends on the time elapsed between the purchase and the use of the cheese.
Tasting should be done within 30 days to take full advantage of the features of the product. Store between 4º and 8 º C.
If the consumption period exceeds 30 days, the product can be frozen and defrosted respecting always the cold-storage process.
Eating temperature: Between 18º and 22º C.

Suggestions

Slice off the top, this part will serve as a lid, cream is ready to be spread.

Recipes

Torta de Barros Pie

Once the cheese is consumed, the rind can be garnished (chopped meat, vegetables, cooked pasta ...), put the lid again, bake and savour an exquisite dish with cheese.

Baked Torta de Barros

Put 5 or 6 pieces of cheese on a plate, sprinkle with Paprika of Vera. Bake in microwave for 7 to 12 seconds to reheat the dish without the cheese loses its texture.

About us

We are in Villafranca de los Barros
Semillero de empresas, nº5
06220 Villafranca de los Barros, Badajoz (España)

Telf/Fax: (+34) 924 520 429
Teléfono: (+34) 924 523 604

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