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La Retorta raw ewes milk, 130g

La Retorta, 130g

£7.95 (Each)

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  • Vegetarian Product
  • Gluten Free Product

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.

Ingredients
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 set 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 dairl is an exemplar of the virtues of a combining tradition and modernity.