Mahón-Menorca

Important Facts
Country of Origin Spain
Specific Origin Menorca, Balearic Islands
Certification PDO (1985)
Milk Type Friesian, Menorcan, Brown Alpine cow’s milk, some ewe’s milk (max 5%)
Milk Treatment Raw or any authorized preservation technology
Rind Characteristic orangish
Texture Firm
Flavor Salty and spicy
Flavor Notes Distinctive molding, treatment of the rind with cow’s butter or olive oil, variations based on ripening time
Aroma Lactic, buttery
Colors Ivory-yellow to orangey or brownish gray
Forms Parallelepiped shape
Age Tender: 21-60 days, Semi-cured: 2-5 months, Vintage: >5 months
Rennet Type Vegetable (Cynara cardunculus)

Mahón-Menorca Cheeses on AnyCheese