Canary Island cheese high on the Oscar list

THREE cheeses produced in Spain have been selected among the world’s top 15 from nearly 3,500 others, chosen in more than 40 countries, and some are extremely affordable.

The ceremony, considered to be the Oscars of the cheese industry, took place in Bergen, Norway.

And hats off to Fuerteventura’s Maxorata medium-matured with paprika, or Semicurado con Pimentón by the livestock farmers’ group in Puerto del Rosario, which came a respectable 11th.

The Madurat, created by Formatges Mas El Garet in Tona, in the province of Barcelona, came sixth in this year’s World Cheese Awards.

It was beaten by the Norwegian brand Fanaost, an aged gouda made on the small livestock farm of Ostegarden, home to just 12 cows, which made the top slot.

The only British brand in the top 15, was made by Golden Cross Cheese. But Spain’s Valladolid-based Entrepinares cheese factory, which comes under the title of La Reserva, or “The Reserve”, was 14th.

It is very frequently seen in Mercadona supermarkets and comes in at just 10.20 euros a kilo, which means a typical 200-gram lump costs just 2.04.

Although just three Spanish brands made the top 15, another 12 reached the world’s top 80. It was no mean feat out of almost 3,500 varieties, winning their producers the prestigious “super-gold” medal.


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