Mahon
Country/Region:
Spain-Island of Menorca
Source of Milk:
Cow
Texture:
Semi-Soft
Culinary Uses:
Table cheese, sandwiches, grating
Description:
Mahón's sweet and fruity but at times slightly salty taste is due in part to the sea salt content in the grasses the cows eat. The rind is generally an orange color due to the rind being rubbed with butter, or oil, and paprika. As it reaches maturity (around 10 months) it tends to have small misshapen holes and has some granularity.