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- Animal Rennet
- Age: 3 months
- Sheep Milk
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.
- 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.
Medium-bodied with flavors of cherry and cranberry, plus bright acidity. Cinnamon and clove spices and an earthy, leathery dimension add balance