Ombra Item #: M1640

  • Availability: Pre-Order
  • Milk: Sheep
  • Country: Spain
  • Pasteurization: Pasteurized
  • Region: Catalunya
  • Pack: 2/6# V
  • Age: 4+ Months

Spain definitely isn’t lacking for great sheep milk cheeses, but Ombra may be among its most unique.  While this Catalonian cheese might look a little bit like a miniature Manchego, Ombra comes into its own as firmer and denser with a bit of added texture from the crystallization in its paste.  It has strong caramel notes and a hint of dry grassiness, putting it among the most boldly flavored Spanish cheeses.  It holds its own as the center of a cheese plate with saltier accoutrements, but it would also be delicious shaved onto a lightly seasoned vegetable dish.