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malvarosa cheese
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  • Pasteurized
  • Animal Rennet
  • Age: 3 months
  • Sheep Milk
  • Spain
  • Approachable
  • Soft

Malvarosa, a Spanish sheep’s milk cheese, is a sweet and snackable selection with a toothsome paste. Made using the milk of Guirra sheep, it helped to bring the breed back from the brink of extinction. Malvarosa is similar in style to its cousin Manchego, but has a distinctly caramel-like profile with notes of rich butter and a touch of toffee. Bring out its sweeter side with a dollop of Murray’s Heirloom Apple Butter or Black Cherry Confit.

“I introduced my sister-in-law to this cheese and now it's her favorite. If you like Manchego (and who doesn't?) you will love Malvarosa. Its buttery, nutty flavor makes it especially delicious with membrillo or dried apricots. Malvarosa also melts well and makes an excellent grilled cheese sandwich.”
Murray’s Wholesale Team – New York, NY
Pasteurized Sheep's Milk, Calcium Chloride, Rennet, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Lysosyme (From Egg)

Allergens: Milk

  • Malvarosa was first imported to the U.S. in 2004, making it a relatively new cheese.
  • It’s crafted using the milk of Guirra sheep, a domesticated breed of Spanish sheep that was close to extinction before Malvarosa production helped bring them back.
  • Malvarosa is made using a “servilleta” technique, which means “napkin” in Spanish. The curds are placed in cheese cloth and pressed in a way that allows them to maintain the cloth’s textural imprint and creases.
When you receive your cheese, unpack the order and refrigerate the items. We recommend using the cheese paper we send most of our products in to store the cheese. The cheese paper helps cover the items and stop them from drying out, while also allowing the cheese to breathe. Since cheese is mold, it's a living thing! If you cut off air circulation to the cheese, you can actually cause it to suffocate and spoil at a faster rate.

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