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  • Pasteurized
  • Animal Rennet
  • Age: 2 months
  • Goat Milk
  • Spain
  • Approachable
  • Soft

Montealva is a dense Spanish goat’s milk cheese made from a heritage herd of Payoya Andalucian goats. The cheese boasts a thick, often flaky paste that’s bursting with the bright flavor of freshly squeezed lemons and a gently umami note of savory button mushrooms. Try serving Montealva with Spanish eats like Dehesa Cordobesa Paleta Iberico de Bellota and a handful of Murray’s Rosemary Marcona Almonds.

“This is the cheese that made me understand the concept of "clean" as a description of flavor. Lemony and bright, with a flaky--almost powdery--semi-firm texture, this cheese melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more. It's one of my go-to cheeses for hot summer months because it holds its shape in the heat and never overwhelms the palate. But to be sure, it's ideal to enjoy all year round, especially with some sweet Spanish jamon and spicy chorizo.”
Murray’s National Team – New York, NY
Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Rennet, Cheese Cultures, Calcium Chloride, Salt

Allergens: Milk

  • The Aguilar family has been making cheese for over 50 years.
  • They craft Montealva using traditional artisanal methods in their modern facility.
  • The family has a herd of 450 Payoya goats, which are native to the Andalucia region.
  • Montealva is a unique goat’s milk cheese in that it’s aged and becomes firm, which allows it to have a toothsome texture but maintain a classic goat’s milk tang.
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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