How to differentiate an artisanal cheese with denomination of origin Mahón-Menorca.
- The price.Non-artisanal and non-denominated cheese is cheaper and you will find it more easily. The artisanal and natural way of processing and curing the cheese makes theprice sign something higher due to the time, materials and shape used in the whole process.
- Shape and drawing.The cheeses are of pressed paste, with parallelepipedic form, (you have read well parallelepipedic) with rounded edges, (realized with a “fogasser” (clothof cotton). They contain a series of horizontal, transverse and diagonal cracks in one of thefaces. (Star)
- Flavor and aromas.
- Curing.The cure of this type of cheeses (NOT CRAFTS and without D. O. P) tend tobe much shorter to be able to start their commercialization before. In other cases it isaccelerated by altering the conditions of its storage during the most important stage of itscure with the same purpose.
Artisanal cheese with D.O.P
Menorcatessen produces and cures its cheeses with the only secret and oldest formula in Menorca …