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La Retorta raw ewes milk, 130g

La Retorta, 130g

£8.25 (Each)

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Milk type: raw ewes' milk

From: Cáceres, Extremadura

Net weight: approx. 130g per unit

Winner: Best Spanish Cheese at the World Cheese Awards 2017

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

Finca Pascualete make 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.

Milk, rennet, salt
Storage & Care
Keep refrigerated between 2 and 4°C
Nutrition Per 100g
Energy 1646kJ / 350kcal
Fat 29.83g
   of which saturates 19.83g
Carbohydrate 11g
   of which sugars 0.25g
Fibre 3.8g
Protein 9.42g
Salt 1.72g
* Typical values per 100g

Finca Pascualete

This modern dairy, established in 2010 was begun by a family that has owned the land since the early 13th century.

With their own flocks, grazing their own lands and a modern, technologically advanced cheese making facility the dairy is an example of the virtues of a combining tradition and modernity.