Queso de Murcia
Made from pasteurized goat's milk
Country of origin: Spain
Type: semi-soft, artisan
Flavour: acidic, creamy, salty
Synonyms: Murcian wine cheese, queso de Murcia al vino, murica al vino, Murcian cheese, Drunken Goat, Vino al Murcia, Cabra al Vino
Queso de Murcia or Murcian Wine Cheese is a pasteurised goat's milk cheese from the Murcia region of Spain. It is a pressed, washed, uncooked cheese aged for a minimum of 45 days in case of wheels over 500 grams or 30 days for others.
The pate is semi-soft with small eyes, ivory white, slightly acidic and creamy to taste. On the outside, the rind appears purple, characteristic of red wine baths during maturation. As with other Spanish cheeses, Queso de Murcia is eaten with beer or wine or as a part of meal with fruits & nuts.