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Zamorano

Zamorano
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  • Made from sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Spain

  • Region: Castilla-Leon, Zamora

  • Type: hard

  • Fat content: 45%

  • Texture: crumbly

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: buttery, nutty

  • Vegetarian: no

Zamorano is a famous Spanish sheep’s milk cheese made in the region of Castile-Leon, Zamora. This hard cheese takes almost 6 months to mature fully. It has a pale-yellow colour with crumbly texture and contains 45% fat.

Zamorano has  buttery and nutty taste, which is served as a table cheese with White, Red as well as Zinfandel wine. It gets characteristic flavour because of the breed of sheep – the small, scruffy Churra and the Castilian sheep.

Due to a distinctive zigzag pattern and cylindrical shape, Zamorano appears similar to Castellano or Manchego.