Garrotxa is a traditional goat's milk cheese produced in the Garrotxa area of Catalonia in Northern Spain. It was almost extinct when some young cheesemakers revived it in 1981. Since then it has become a popular cheese among artisanal cheesemakers.
Garrotxa is a semi-hard, aged or young cheese with a soft paste and a moist, creamy, yet almost flaky, texture. It is covered by a velvety grey mold coating that lends it a woody aroma, although it is best not eaten with the cheese. The flavour is reminiscent of damp earth underlined by slightly nutty & herbal essences. Its milky, delicate taste is not at all typical of a goat’s cheese. Garrotxa pairs well with crusty country bread, nuts and is best served with white wines such as a Catalonian Priorat, Pinot Gris, Verdejo, or Chardonnay.