Burgos cheese . Burgos cheese is a typical cheese from the province of Burgos , Spain and one of the most representative in Castilla y León.
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This cheese takes its name from the city of Burgos , in Castilla , where there was a weekly market. There, in winter and spring, the surrounding peasants gathered to sell their sheep’s milk cheeses. Burgos cheese, not to be confused with cottage cheese (which is made from the whey that comes off when the milk curdles to make the cheese), is ready for consumption within a few hours of processing. It is a white, soft and watery cheese, originally made with sheep’s milk, although at the moment it is almost impossible to find it only from sheep’s milk and cow’s milk tends to be used (as it is much cheaper) or a mixture of both (with a minimum percentage of sheep), which makes it possible to manufacture cheeses in an industrial way. Cheaper, but with organoleptic characteristics that have little to do with the original and authentic Burgos cheese, which turned out to be much softer, softer and less harsh on the palate than the current one. To understand the type of cheese produced in each place, one must take into account, among others, the climatic factors. In the south of Spain hard cheeses are produced because it was the way to transform milk into another more durable product (the milk did not last more than a day because microbes emerged). However, in Burgos, being a city with a low temperature, due to its altitude, it was possible to keep this cheese without its curing being necessary, its expiration did not last more than 10 days, but due to the improvement of the production processes with which it was elaborates, new ultrafiltration procedures prior to its coagulation, increasingly aseptic, has been prolonged to around 30 days. Its production reaches 35,000 tons per year.
It is usually eaten accompanied by honey , quince or walnuts (a dessert known as “del abuelo”), or in a salad. Its consumption has increased in recent years, since it is a very healthy and natural product, with a high protein value.
It can be found in various formats:
- 500 g tub
- 250 g tub
- 2 kg cheese
- Packs with individual portions