What Is Mahon Cheese?

A Look At Spanish Cheeses: Mahon Cheese

Mahon cheese is one of Spain’s many excellent cheeses. It is produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. Menorca has become known for its cheese making traditions, with its Mahon cheese as one of its key exports and most sought after products.

With dairy cattle farming its second biggest source of income (after tourism) Menorca takes a lot of pride in its products. And it should! Its Mahon cheese is absolutely delicious– slightly sharp, milky, and salty. A very versatile cheese, it is often grated and used for topping pasta, rice and vegetable dishes. Traditionally, it was eaten sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

It may come from Menorca, but any respectable cheese shop in Madrid will be sure to have some of the famous Mahon cheese on hand.

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