Torta del Casar

Torta del Casar is a sheep's milk cheese from the Extremadura region of west central Spain. It has a delightfully creamy, even spreadable texture and rich, intense, and flavorful taste. Its name refers to its "cake"-like shape, akin to a Spanish potato omelet or tortilla. Torta del Casar has a gamey, acidic, and somewhat smoky flavor. When ripe, the wheels of Torta can be sliced, or a hole can be cut in the top and the paste scooped out with a spoon or piece of crusty country bread. Pair this cheese with Syrah or Tempranillo.


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