Roncal

$23.99/Lb
$23.99/Lb


D.O.: An ancient raw sheep milk cheese from Navarra in the Basque territory near the border of France. Pressed, aged paste develops a fuller, more gamy flavor than Manchego, to which it is often (mistakenly) likened. Its wheel size and aging conditions share greater similarity with unsmoked Idiazabal (rarely seen in the U.S.). The aroma is musty and distinctly lanolin-y.

Just the Facts

Country
Spain
Region
Navarra
Milk Type
Sheep
Pasteurization
Raw
Rennet Type
Animal
Age
6-9 months