Torta de Barros (Vegetarian), 200g


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Rich, earthy, hint of bitterness. Cut off top, scoop & share like a Vacherin. Traditional Torta.

Milk type: unpasteurised ewes' milk (raw milk)

Type of rennet: Cardoon thistle rennet (Vegetarian)

From: Badajoz, Extremadura

Net weight: wedge approx 200g

Winner: Silver at the World Cheese Awards 2023

There is a tradition in south-west Spain, and over the border in Portugal, of making ewes' milk cheeses using cardoon thistle rennet, resulting in  full-bodied cheeses with a soft, sometimes liquid interior.

Queserías de Barros makes an excellent example using the milk of the indigenous Merino sheep. The cheese has an earthy aroma and the soft paste is creamy, rich, salty and full flavoured with a hint of bitterness on the finish.

Leave it out of the fridge at least for an hour before eating to warm up and enjoy the gooey centre with breadsticks or crudités.

 To learn more about this incredible cheese, watch the video here.

INGREDIENTS MILK, thistle rennet, salt. STORAGE & CARE Keep refrigerated below 8°C, the tub will have a shelf life of 10 days from date of dispatch
Nutrition - Per 100g
Energy 1630kJ / 390kcal
Fat 33g
   of which saturates 18.5g
Carbohydrate 0g
   of which sugars
Protein 30g
Fibre 0g
Salt 2.15g
* Typical values per 100g


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