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Zigljen Iz Extra Mature

Zigljen Iz Extra Mature
Photo Credit: Sirana Gligora
  • Made from pasteurized cow's and sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Croatia

  • Region: Dalmatian hinterland

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Texture: crumbly and grainy

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: pronounced, salty, sweet

  • Vegetarian: yes

  • Producers: SIRANA GLIGORA D.O.O

Zigljen Iz Extra Mature is a premium Zigljen, further matured for minimum 8 months. Zigljen is hard pasteurized cheese made from a blend of cow (80%) and sheep (20%) milk. The extra mature version has an added complexity and strength complemented by a texture which is much harder and crumbly. Flavours are a delicate balance between sweet and salt with a long finish to the last.

Prepared with vegetarian rennet, this artisan cheese pairs well with a white Malvasia from Degrassi and red Curvee from Vina Vrsaljko.