La Retorta, (Vegetarian), 160g


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Sweet, bitter flavours. Aromas of lanolin, hay, mustard. Pungent rind. Matures to a runny centre.


Milk type: Raw sheep's milk

Type of rennet: Cardoon thistle rennet (Vegetarian)

From: Cáceres, Extremadura

Net weight: 160g per unit

Winner: Silver at the World Cheese Awards 2023


There is a tradition in South West Spain, and over the border in Portugal, of making sheep's milk cheeses called "torta" using thistle rennet, resulting in full flavoured cheeses with a soft, sometimes liquid interior.

Finca Pascualete an interesting example of this unique style of cheese. La Retorta has a smooth, dense and creamy texture and ochre and pungent rind with aromas of mustard and dry hay. Full bodied in flavours with noticeable bitterness at the finish.

Learn more about this unique cheese, watch the video here.

INGREDIENTS MILK, rennet, salt STORAGE & CARE Keep refrigerated between 2 and 4°C
Nutrition - Per 100g
Energy 1464kJ / 350kcal
Fat 29.83g
   of which saturates 19.83g
Carbohydrate 11g
   of which sugars 0.25g
Protein 9.42g
Fibre 3.8g
Salt 1.72g
* Typical values per 100g


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