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Cana de Oveja

Cana de Oveja
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  • Made from pasteurized sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Spain

  • Region: Murcia

  • Type: semi-soft, soft-ripened

  • Fat content: 13%

  • Texture: buttery, crumbly and flaky

  • Rind: bloomy

  • Colour: ivory

  • Flavour: buttery, tangy

  • Aroma: buttery

  • Synonyms: Miticana de Oveja, MitiCaña de Oveja

Cana de Oveja is a soft-ripened cheese made from pasteurized sheep's milk, in Murcia, Spain. This cheese is similar to the French Bucheron. This creamy, gooey cheese has a bloomy rind with flaky, crumbly texture with notes of tangy butter in paste. Cana de Oveja is aged for 21 days, as it ages, the flavour intensifies. It pairs well with white wine, almonds and fig spread.