Queso de Mezcla
also known as Tres Leches, which refers to the three types of milk that make up this smooth and nutty Spanish cheese: cow, sheep, and goat. It is reminiscent of cheese from the Basque region, like Ossau Iraty, but has a much nuttier flavor. It is cured in olive oil during the aging process, and has plenty of potent flavor but not strong enough to offend a palate that prefers lighter styled cheeses.
Origin: Rioja, Spain
Milk: Pasteurized Cow, Sheep, and Goat Rennet Type: Animal Age: 6-9 months
Look: Grayish rind, ivory paste
Taste: Savory, creamy, nutty, with a streak of milky acidity running through the mid palate
Pairs well with: Red wines; we recommend Great Frogs Winery’s 2013 Vintners Red
Tastes good with: Marcona Almonds, Quince Paste, Dried Figs, Honey, Charcuterie