It’s official: This is Spain’s best cheese

Have a tough time opting between Manchego, Mahón or Idiazabal? With so many tasty options to choose from, picking cheese in Spain can be a difficult task, but one now towers above the rest according to the World Cheese Awards.

It's official: This is Spain's best cheese
Finca Pascualete's Mini-retorta has been named the best Spanish cheese. Photo: Finca Pascualete

The 2017 edition of self-proclaimed biggest cheese competition on the planet has decreed that the Mini-retorta from Finca Pascualete in Cáceres, western Spain is the finest cheese in the land.

The producer describes it as having a soft “but persistent” flavour “with memories of a field due to its vegetable rennet and a very creamy, almost liquid texture”.

The Mini-retorta was also ranked the sixth best cheese in the world at the competition, with the Cornish Kern from England taking top spot.

Organizers said almost 400 awards were dished out to Spanish cheeses at this year's edition, “shining a spotlight on the hard work and dedication of the nation’s cheesemakers”. 

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